The April 30 train derailment in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia sent several punctured, burning oil cars plunging into the James River—a major water source for local communities and major cities downstream, including Richmond. The amount of crude oil spilled into the river hasn't yet been confirmed, but even a small amount of gooey, sticky crude oil could be disastrous to the watershed. …
Protecting wild places in North America for the people and the wildlife that depend on them.
This is a great explanation of where we are in our efforts to get unsafe DOT 111 cars off the rails. Definitely click on the photos to see…Read More
Rachel Maddow spends 20 minutes talking about the dangers of tar sands and crude oil transportation, including rail transportation and what…Read More
Catastrophe Lac Mégantic, Québec, 06/07/13