“Danger Zone” March to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains/48 Hours of Actions in New Jersey to promote Safe, Clean Energy

Danger Zone March & Rally to BAN Unsafe Oil Trains!

This Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sagamore Park, Teaneck, NJ

1:00 pm – March in Teaneck, NJ
2:30 pm – Rally/Press Conference

Details Here

STOP THE BOMB TRAINS NOW! Bakken crude oil, an extremely flammable, unstable, and highly volatile form of oil. is extracted in North Dakota by fracking and shipped to refineries on the East coast. In Bergen County, NJ, at least 30 times a week, loud, fast-moving freight trains trains carry Bakken crude through their towns, passing schools, hospitals and ball fields, and across the Oradell Reservoir which provides drinking water to 800,000 people)!

The Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains–a group of concerned citizens, first responders, civic groups, environmental organizations, labor unions, schools, and faith organizations– is calling for:
• An immediate ban on transporting Bakken crude oil through our communities
• Transparency by government, the oil and the rail companies
• Move New Jersey toward a green, clean, renewable energy future

1:00 pm March: Assemble in Sagamore Park, Windsor Rd. and Beatrice Ave., Teaneck. The “Danger Zone March” will start at the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps and will continue north on Windsor Rd., then will stop briefly at other vulnerable spots along the River Line: underpass to Route 4, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Teaneck Fire Department, the State Street Bridge, stores and restaurants, near 2 private schools, and Votee Park.

2:30 pm rally: Speakers, music. Everyone is welcome.
Palisade Ave. and Court St, at the northern end of Votee Park. The Rally will be held in Votee Park, across from what we now call the “Teaneck Rail Yard”. DOT 111 trains carrying Bakken crude oil idle there and to the north and south in Teaneck, day and night.

Cosponsors: 350NJ, 350NYC, Bergen County Green Party, Bergen SWAN. Bronx Climate Justice North, Bus for Progress, Center for Biological Diversity, Chuck Augenbaugh, Deputy Fire Chief (Ret.), Clean Water Action, Climate Mama, Ethical Cultural Society of Bergen County, Food and Water Watch, ForestEthics, Hackensack Riverkeeper, NJ League of Conservation Voters , Pascal Sustainability Group, Renewable Energy Task Force, WNY Peace Center, Sane Energy Project, Teaneck Community Charter School, The Mothers Project

48 Hours of Actions in New Jersey to promote Safe, Clean Energy  
May 16th – 18th, 2015
All the details here.

Actions in Teaneck, Mahwah, Linden, Sandy Hook, Trenton, Pennington, Monmouth County

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Raise the Heat on Commonwealth Bank of Australia in NYC!

Thursday, May 21st @ 4:00m – 5:30pm CBALogo_RED_Final

New Yorkers are holding a solidarity rally in Midtown Manhattan to tell the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to stop its plan to finance the massive coal mine development in the Galilee basin  
This is part of a global action and in NYC we will start at 4pm with a brief rally at the Australian Consulate and then at 4:30pm walk to the Commonwealth Bank to present a letter and at 5pm rally some more.    
The global climate movement is at a critical stage in the fight to stop the Galilee Basin mega coal mines that, if built, would cook the climate and trash the Great Barrier Reef. Join the 350.org/350NYC solidarity action in Manhattan to speak out against this alliance of big money and big coal which threatens our planet.

Right now, the Indian mining giant Adani is calling upon The Commonwealth Bank to help them finance the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the first step in unlocking nine mega coal mines in Australia’s Galilee Basin. Greenpeace estimates if all the Galilee Basin mines are developed to their maximum potential, 705 million tonnes of CO2 would be released each year. That’s nearly double Australia’s current annual emissions.

It’s time to step things up and put CommBank’s reputation on the line — either they heed our call and publicly rule out their involvement OR they face a creative & unrelenting campaign. Other banks have already rejected this project – CommBank must do the same.

Join with thousands, taking part in hundreds of actions at dozens of branches around the country and the world as we Raise the Heat on CommBank from 19-23 May!  (only one day in NYC May 21st)

Thursday, May 21st
– 4pm Gather at Australian Consulate – 150 E 42nd St, NY 10017
– 4:30 pm walk to CommBank  – 599 Lexington Ave # 1701, (@55nd St) NY 10022
– 4:45 Rally at CBA till 5:30

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