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Petition Seeks to Limit Length, Weight of Oil and Hazardous Material Trains to Prevent More Derailments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jared Margolis, Center for Biological Diversity, (971) 717-6404, JMargolis@biologicaldiversity.org Leah Rae, Riverkeeper, (914) 478-4501 x 238, LRae@riverkeeper.org Petition Seeks to Limit Length, Weight of Oil and Hazardous Material Trains to Prevent More Derailments Existing Federal Proposals Fail to Sufficiently Protect Public, Environment From “Bomb Trains” PORTLAND, Ore. – November 25, 2014 — In the face of a dramatic rise in trains carrying explosive crude oil and derailing in a series of devastating accidents, the Center for Biological Diversity and Riverkeeper, Inc. today petitioned the Obama administration […] Learn More

Dozens of Hudson Valley schools along oil train tracks

Groups say oil tanker cars on trains put Mid-Hudson communities, schools, infrastructure at risk

Enviro Health Group Maps Crude Oil Train Risks To Schools

Groups Applaud Authorities Budget Office for Thorough Review of EFC Clean Water Raid & Operations

In August, the independent state Authorities Budget Office (ABO) announced it was investigating the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) to determine if the state’s laws and processes were followed as the Cuomo Administration sought to raid funds through the Clean Water Act to instead support construction costs of the New New York Bridge. Learn More

Danger 101: Oil trains pass near Rockland schools

Mapping New Risks to Children

Increasing Numbers of Crude Oil Trains Moving Across New York State And Down the Hudson River Valley Pose New Risks to Children, Schools, Communities and the Environment Learn More

Local Keystone? Pilgrim Pipeline Session Focuses On Mysteries & Hydrofracking Concerns

Rail span safety: one inspection down, more needed?

New Paltz Pilgrim Pipeline forum draws 120 people