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October 10, 2014 | Blog Post

A Tombstone Mentality On Exploding Oil Trains

Forty-seven people, including a four-year-old child, died in July 2013 when a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac Mégantic, Quebec. Sixty-three tank cars derailed and of these, 59 punctured or ripped open and spilled oil, which ignited, exploded and destroyed the downtown. This catastrophe awoke the public to a 4,000 percent increase in the amount of crude oil shipped by rail and the incredible dangers posed by these crude oil trains to communities. 

October 9, 2014

Gregory Carr

Gregory Carr is a pro bono attorney with the Northeast regional office in New York, NY.

October 9, 2014 | Feature

The Toxic Secret of California’s Salad Bowl

The farmworkers who help bring fresh fruit and produce to your table aren’t protected by the safety standards most workers in the U.S. enjoy. They rely on the Worker Protection Standard, an outdated rule the EPA claims it will revise before the Obama Administration leaves office. The farmworkers’ reality is often a nightmare of back-breaking work and repeated exposure to toxic chemicals. Earthjustice is featuring their stories—starting in California with the help of our partner organization Lideres Campesinas.

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