This Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sagamore Park, Teaneck, NJ
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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