Oil Trains Stopped Near Lake Superior

By Earth First! Journal, Itsgoingdown.org -

On Nov. 19th, action was taken on the invisible border of Wisconsin and Minnesota to halt and block the movement of oil trains to and from one of the refineries on Lake Superior, near the Namadji [...]

Will Oil Trains Be Banned In Baltimore Due To Activists?

By Dharna Noor, Baltimore Beat -

Activists say some 165,000 residents live in the blast zone—or the area near the tracks where crude oil is shipped that will be affected by an explosion. Keisha Allen, the president of the [...]

Concerned Citizens & Environmental Groups Stop Oil Train In Its Tracks

By Staff, biologicaldiversity.org -

By Staff of Center for Biological Diversity - BAKERSFIELD, Calif.— A coalition of concerned citizens, environmental groups, and health and safety advocates successfully challenged the approval of [...]

How To Fight Big Oil: Join Your Neighbors

By Sarah van Gelder, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Sarah van Gelder for Yes Magazine - The last few weeks and months have seen major victories for communities resisting oil trains, coal terminals, pipelines, and strip mines. This is big news [...]

Dirty And Deadly Oil Train Projects Meet Defeat In California And Washington

By Nika Knight, www.commondreams.org -

By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to reject a Phillips 66 oil train project, an outcome that was met by a standing ovation. [...]

Albany Protest: Five Arrested After Oil Train Delayed

By Lindsay Ellis, www.timesunion.com -

By Lindsay Ellis for the Albany Times Union. A daylong effort to block crude oil trains brought hundreds of people near the Port of Albany, where they sat on train tracks and listened to [...]

Climate Resistance Breaks Free From Fossil Fuels

By Rising Tide of North America, risingtidenorthamerica.org -

From Rising Tide of North America. Below is a live blog of tweets reporting on the Break Free protests. For the past week, across the world people have been standing up to power of the fossil [...]

Eating The Fossil Fuel Elephant, One Bite At A Time

By Barbara G. Ellis, www.truth-out.org -

By Barbara G. Ellis for Truthout - During the December 2015 global protests over the feeble results of the Paris climate conference, more than 500 of us Portland environmentalists donned [...]

Rising Tide Statement After Delta 5 Case

By Staff, www.risingtidenorthamerica.org -

Staff for Rising Tide North America. The Delta Five’s action threatened Big Oil millions of dollars in lost profit. One BNSF Railroad official said “One train can be millions in revenue. “When [...]

Civil Disobedience Often Leads To Jail. Now, Protesters Can Explain

By Tim DeChristopher, www.theguardian.com -

By Tim DeChristopher for The Guardian - In the face of governmental failure in addressing climate change, the climate movement has seen a dramatic increase of civil disobedience. The threat of [...]

Historic Climate Trial Starts Monday

By Ahmed Gaya, www.climatedisobedience.org -

By Climate Disobedience. Lynwood, WA - Five community members who blocked the path of an explosive oil train in Everett last year will finally go to trial in Snohomish County on Monday. In a [...]

Minority, Low-Income Folks Most At Risk From Oil Trains In California

By Mike Gaworecki, www.desmogblog.com -

By Mike Gaworecki in DeSmogBlog - People of color and low-income communities are bearing a disproportionate burden of risk from dangerous oil trains rolling through California, according to a new [...]

Day Of Action To Stop Extreme Energy Transport

By Meaghan LaSala, Emma McCumber and Will Bennington. www.risingtidevermont.org -

By Meaghan LaSala, Emma McCumber and Will Bennington for Rising Tide VT. Champlain Valley - Hundreds of people participated today in a coordinated series of actions across the Champlain valley -- [...]

Oil Trains Don’t Have To Derail To Be Hazardous, Doctors Warn

By Dahr Jamail, www.truth-out.org -

By Dahr Jamail in Truthout - In May, hundreds of doctors, nurses and health-care professionals from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) called on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. [...]

Request To Haul Liquefied Natural Gas By Train Spurs Criticism

By Russell Hubbard World-Herald News Service, www.lexch.com -

Union Pacific Railroad has applied for permission to haul liquefied natural gas, which would add another combustible cargo to a U.S. rail network already being criticized for transporting ethanol [...]

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