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  • #StopOilTrains Week of Action Highlights

     

    From July 6th to July 12th, over 70 events took place across North America as part of the third annual #StopOilTrains Week of Action.

    Community members gathered at events ranging from vigils to rallies to flotillas in order to commemorate those killed in the Lac-Megantic oil train disaster in 2013 and to fight against oil trains in their own communities. 

    Here are some highlights. 

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  • BC Orcas have a Kinder Morgan problem

    British Columbia’s Southern Resident Orcas have faced continual danger in the last century, and just when they thought they were safe, they face the largest threat yet – Kinder Morgan.

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    The Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal threatens to decimate the entire population of Southern Resident Orcas.
  • Elected Officials Join the Call to Stop Oil Trains: #StopOilTrains Week of Action 2016

    This week people gather at 60 events across North America to mark the third anniversary of the Lac Megantic oil train disaster. Stand organizes the Stop Oil Trains Week of Action to help raise the voice of communities who oppose these dangerous, unnecessary trains. In 2016, elected officials joined our call for a stop to oil trains.

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  • Protesters Hang 8,181 Cups at Starbucks Headquarters: Demand Recyclable Cup

    [Seattle, WA] Protesters hung 8,181 disposable paper cups outside of Starbucks headquarters today to demand that the coffee giant serve recyclable cups.

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  • Starbucks Cuts Forests For Cups

     

    Starbucks will serve 4+ billion disposable paper cups this year —8,000 cups a minute.

    That’s four times the weight of the brooklyn bridge.

    Laid end-to-end 4b cups would extend to the moon and halfway back

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  • Dear POTUS, #StopOilTrains.

     

    This week, we will #StopOilTrains.

    With vigils and protests planned in 60 US and Canadian cities, we're standing up for communities' right to know and say no to oil trains.

    To kick it off, we're delivering a letter to President Obama from 125 public officals, organizations and grassroots groups demanding he stop oil trains.

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  • Vigils and Protests Mark Anniversary of Fatal Oil Train Disaster: Events in 60 Cities and Letter to President on Stop Oil Trains Week of Action

    [Bellingham, WA] Vigils and protests in 60 US and Canadian cities begin today on the third anniversary of the fatal oil train derailment and fire in Lac Megantic, Quebec.

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  • Oil Train Banner Action in Blast Zone -- Mariners Stadium

    [Seattle, WA] Today at 12 noon Stand (formerly ForestEthics) volunteers will be outside of Safeco Field with a 42 x 14-foot oil train tank car banner. Stand volunteers will be talking to fans on their way into the afternoon game about the threat from oil trains and asking them to sign a petition calling for a ban on oil trains and a denial of all pending permits for new oil train terminals.

    Where: Safeco Field, Edgar Martinez Dr.

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  • Top 5 Reasons To Ban Oil Trains Immediately

    On Friday, June 3rd, a crude oil train traveled through the scenic Columbia River Gorge, a national treasure and one of the most beautiful spots in a country blessed with some of the most stunning places on Earth. It went slowly through the small town of Mosier, OR. Children sat in class, no doubt looking forward to the weekend, people stopped by the post office, enjoying the rituals of small town life. Then the ground shook.

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  • REPORT: Washington & Oregon Schools & Students in the Oil Train Blast Zone

     

     

     

     

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