No Bomb Trains in Baltimore Rally

Start: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 5:30 PM

On June 2nd, Maryland regulators hit the pause button on an application from Texas-based Targa Resources to ship millions of gallons of crude oil out of the Fairfield Peninsula in South Baltimore. This move will prevent more oil trains from moving through Baltimore neighborhoods -- for now.

But these explosive trains already roll unchecked through Baltimore. In just two years, over 100 million gallons of crude oil traveled through Baltimore on its way to East Coast oil refineries. Thousands of residents live within the potential 1-mile blast zone if a train were to derail and explode.

Join us Wednesday July 8th, for a "No Bomb Trains in Baltimore" rally followed by a public hearing with the Baltimore City Council on the risks these bomb trains pose to folks throughout the state and the city of Baltimore.

On July 6, 2013, an oil train exploded in Lac Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people. Two years later, big oil is pushing harder than ever to move more and more oil trains through North America, while oil trains keep exploding, and carbon emissions keep rising. Lobbyists for big oil may try to convince us otherwise, but we know there is NO safe way to transport extreme tar sands and Bakken crude.

This year, from July 6-12, 2015, citizens will organize more than 100 events across the US and Canada to demand an immediate ban on oil trains.

No more exploding trains. No more tar sands. Join our event at City Hall on July 8th at 5:30pm.