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Citizens for a Safe Railroad and Climate

July 30, 2014 12:00 PM
St. Anthony Bridge 201 St. Anthony Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Host Contact Info: Matthew Ott: Matthew0tt@yahoo.com (zero (0) in Ott)

We have rescheduled to the stated date - July 30th at noon. Thank you for your patience - it will be worth it. Representative Frank Hornstein plans on attending and hopefully Representative Connie Bernardy will also be there. We plan on making it a town hall style meeting, so that we can ask questions and brainstorm collectively on how we can make our railroads and our climate safer.

Rise with Lac-Megantic to send the message: Keep Oil Off the Rails and In the Ground!

Join us as we stand with residents in Lac-Megantic, grassroots activists across North America, and with ForestEthics, 350.org, Oil Change International and the Sierra Club.

At a time when the urgency for climate action is at its greatest in history, we cannot fall into the oil industry’s distracting debates on the ‘best methods’ to transport fossil fuels. As our movement has blocked climate-killing pipelines across North America, big oil has moved at an alarming rate to transport oil by rail. Yet despite dozens of oil train disasters, the oil industry is seeking to dramatically expand oil by rail in the US and in Canada.

Lac-Megantic’s struggle is a grim reminder to us all: Big Oil will stop at nothing to extract, transport, and burn every drop of oil in the ground. No matter the risk, no matter the cost to public health, safety, and the climate, the oil industry will jump at every opportunity to profit.

But now we say NO MORE.

No more exploding trains. No more tar sands. No more reckless endangerment of our communities and our climate!