Jun 30 2014

HONORING THE VICITMS OF LAC-MEGANTIC

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Rise with Lac-Megantic to send the message: Keep Oil Off the Rails and In the Ground!

Thanks to Paul Anderson for this fabulous photos of the rally on Sunday to stand with residents in Lac-Megantic, grassroots activists across North America, and with ForestEthics, 350.org, Oil Change International and the Sierra Club. This memorial will be installed in a public location sometime in the hear future.

At a time when the urgency for climate action is at its greatest in history, we cannot fall into the oil industry’s distracting debates on the ‘best methods’ to transport fossil fuels. As our movement has blocked climate-killing pipelines across North America, big oil has moved at an alarming rate to transport oil by rail. Yet despite dozens of oil train disasters, the oil industry is seeking to dramatically expand oil by rail in the US and in Canada. Lac-Megantic’s struggle is a grim reminder to us all: Big Oil will stop at nothing to extract, transport, and burn every drop of oil in the ground. No matter the risk, no matter the cost to public health, safety, and the climate, the oil industry will jump at every opportunity to profit.

Now we say NO MORE.

No more exploding trains.

No more tar sands.

No more reckless endangerment of our communities and our climate!

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