Community Activism

Illinois Village Leads Charge for Tougher Oil Train Rules

Illinois Village Leads Charge for Tougher Oil Train Rules

January 17, 2014 | National Geographic |When a freight train rolls through Barrington, Illinois, gates with flashing lights lower to block all four of the village’s cross-town thoroughfares—often at the same time. It happens 20 times a day. [Read entire article here.]

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Activists Protest Massive Expansion of Crude Oil Terminal in East Bay

Activists Protest Massive Expansion of Crude Oil Terminal in East Bay

January 13, 2014 | On a neighborhood ball field just a block from several huge, unused fuel tanks, about three hundred residents of the East Bay city of Pittsburg and neighboring communities, joined by environmentalists from around the Bay Area, gathered Saturday to protest the plan to develop a massive crude oil transportation terminal there. […]

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Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

December 10, 2013 | Huffington Post | It’s amazing to think of the railroad legacy of Spokane, Washington and to see it all come to this; a means to a very dirty, costly, dangerous, unhealthy and climate-cooking end. On December 11th, for the third time in barely over a year, Spokane will host a forum […]

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6 arrested after blocking Fairfield train tracks during protest of fracked oil

6 arrested after blocking Fairfield train tracks during protest of fracked oil

June 27, 2013 | Bangor Daily News | FAIRFIELD, Maine — Six people protesting the transportation of crude oil passing through the state were arrested late Thursday night. Members of 350 Maine — a statewide group whose stated goal is addressing the climate crisis — erected a large wooden frame to hold a sign that […]

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