Jill Stein Press Conference
In support of the People of Albany United for Safe Energy (PAUSE) and their camapign to halt the presence of explosive Bakken crude oil trains in Albany.
According to the Reuters article U.S. oil trains are taking high-stakes risks with lives:
“Between 2006 and April 2014, there were 16 significant accidents involving high-hazard trains carrying crude oil or ethanol. In total 281 tank cars derailed, nearly 5 million gallons of crude or ethanol were released when the tank cars were breached, and there were 48 fatalities, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
So far, most of the derailments have occurred in remote areas and small rural communities, lessening their impact, both in terms of physical damage and political sensitivity. But it is only a matter of time before a train derails in a major urban area like Chicago or Albany, both of which are rail centers handling large numbers of oil trains, causing mass casualties.
No other industry would be allowed to tolerate such an appalling safety record.” [emphasis added]
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