Dear New York MoveOn member,
I'm Ashley Allison of the organization ForestEthics, and I started a petition to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and President Barack Obama, which says:
The streets were a "river of fire" and "the whole sky was burning."1, That's how citizens of Lac-Mégantic, Canada described the scene after an oil. train derailed and exploded in their downtown last summer. 47 people died that night.2
The Obama Administration is accepting public comments until September 30 on its new proposed oil train regulations. These new rules are not nearly strong enough and actually protect Big Oil's profits, while sacrificing the safety of threatened communities and the environment. After a record year of oil trains exploding, derailing, and spilling, it's time to stand up to Big Oil before the next disaster strikes.
1. "Last moments of Lac-Mégantic: Survivors share their stories," The Globe and Mail, August 19, 2014
2. "'The Whole Sky Was Burning': A Lac-Mégantic Resident Recalls the Tragedy," Time, July 12, 2013
2. "Last Lac-Mégantic Victims May Be ID'd By Special DNA Testing," The Huffington Post, October 06, 2013
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