The Latest On: Crude-by-Rail
Jan Hasselman, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “In Trump’s America, states are on their own to protect the health and safety of their citizens — until it bumps against the wishes of the oil industry.”
Bradley Marshall, Attorney, Florida Office, Earthjustice: “To send that amount of energy in a rail car that has a history of derailing, breaching and exploding, seems incredibly dangerous without any kind of safety analysis of those tank cars. You could see a lot of interest in all of a sudden using trains as pipelines and see it really take off, sort of like you did see with crude by rail. Regulators didn't ensure the safety of transport of crude by rail and then we had explosions all across the country.”
Chris Amato, Attorney, Earthjustice: "Global's proposal would have spewed more toxic pollution into the air, endangering the health of South End residents, including hundreds of children who live and attend [Giffen Elementary] school in the shadow of the Global facility. This has been, and continues to be, a fight for environmental justice."
Chris Amato, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Dark-colored tanks emit more pollutants, especially during the warmer months. This is a simple and much-needed step to allow families in Albany County to breathe cleaner air.”