Stop Oil Trains in Davis

Start: Saturday, July 11, 201510:00 AM

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On July 11, 2015, join us to stop oil trains in Davis, CA!

On July 6, 2013, an oil train exploded in Lac Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people. Two years later, and 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.

This May, the US Department of Transportation is set to release new rail safety regulations. While an oil train erupted in flames in Galena, IL, lobbyists for big oil met with Federal regulators pressuring them to weaken these proposed rules. We know that these rules will not protect the 25 million Americans who live in the oil train blast zone, because 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 on July 11, 2015.  Meet at the Amtrak Station (840 2nd Street) at 9:30 am wearing red, orange or yellow T-shirts and carrying signs to meet members of 350 Sacramento who will join us.  We'll walk in the blast zone to the Farmers Market at Central Park four blocks away and end up on the lawn in front of a stage by 10:05am.  After the Raging Grannies sing their protest songs, we'll hear local and state electeds on the danger of oil trains and a Yolo County ban on fracking.  The program will be over by 10:35am so rally participants can catch the Yolo bus to Sacramento and line several blocks around the capitol that fall within the blast zone.