Stop Runaway Oil Trains!
The oil industry doesn't want you to know about its invasion of communities across the country with trains hauling explosive crude oil.
They don't want you to know that the trains are hazardous. They don't want you to know that the rail cars carrying the volatile crude were built to haul corn syrup -- not explosives.
And Big Oil definitely doesn't want you to know these ill-equipped train cars are putting our communities at risk: last year alone they spilled more crude oil than in the previous forty years combined.
The National Transportation Safety Board has known for decades that these outdated cars carrying crude oil create an enormous hazard, and have a tendency to puncture when they derail. It’s time we tell the Secretary of Transportation to stop these trains!
TAKE ACTION: Tell Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to protect our communities and stop shipment of explosive fracked oil by rail.
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For more information:
- EARTHblog The oily fireball waiting to happen in your backyard
- Price of Oil Crude by Rail