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Riverkeeper Webinar: Preventing a Crude Oil Spill on the Hudson

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March 26, 2014: 3:00PM to 3:45PM

With very little public awareness and no study of environmental impacts, the oil industry has made the Hudson Valley into one arm of a dangerous “virtual pipeline” for crude oil that snakes thousands of miles by rail, barge and ship from oil fields in North Dakota and elsewhere, to refineries on both coasts.

In just the last month, on the Mississippi River, a barge transporting the same type of crude oil carried by our Hudson River barges crashed, spilling 31,500 gallons and closing 65 miles of the river. In the Hudson Valley, two oil trains derailed—one in Kingston, one in Selkirk. An inspection “blitz” in Albany found dozens of track and tanker car safety violations. Gov. Cuomo has echoed many of Riverkeeper’s calls to federal authorities to improve rail safety. But we need immediate action on our calls for a moratorium—a position that has drawn support from the Albany Times Union —and comprehensive studies of this industry’s risks to communities and the river. Before we run out of luck.

Join Riverkeeper’s Watershed Program Director, Kate Hudson, for a 45-minute webinar to learn what Riverkeeper and our allies are doing to address this threat, and to find out what you can do to support this important work.


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