Here are our current campaigns stopping fossil fuels:
Oil trains threaten the safety of 25 million Americans, carrying highly toxic tar sands and volatile Bakken crude oil in unsafe rail cars over tracks that were never designed for this dangerous cargo - and right through the hearts of our town and cities. Safety standards are weak and emergency responders are unprepared for derailments, spills, and explosions. Between 2008 and 2015, new oil train infrastructure allowed oil train traffic to expand by a whopping 4,100%. Check our map here to see you if live within the blast zone radius.
We’re mobilizing to stop these oil trains that threaten our communities, our watersheds, and our climate. To put it simply, it is unacceptable that the oil and rail industries are transporting explosive and toxic crude oil right through the centers of towns and cities across North America.
Since 2013, we’ve organized hundreds of participant groups across the US and Canada, defeated a number of massive oil train terminal proposals on the West Coast, pressed for stronger federal and state rail safety standards, and helped communities in the blast-zone stop oil trains. In 2016 alone, we had three major victories in our oil train campaign, stopping projects in Anacortes, Washington, and in Benicia and San Luis Obispo, California.
Taken separately, each of these announcements represents years of work and tens of thousands of people refusing to put the health and safety of their families, communities, and our climate at risk. Collectively, these decisions represent a tectonic shift in the acceptability of expanding fossil fuel infrastructure along our coast.
Put simply, people are no longer willing to let the oil industry decide our future, to pollute our communities, to poison our bodies, and to irreparably harm our climate by building new fossil fuel infrastructure.
Stand.earth works with hundreds of groups across the US and Canada, challenging new oil train facilities, pressing for stronger federal and state rail safety standards, helping communities stop dangerous oil trains, and building a larger and more diverse climate movement. We’re speaking out, organizing in towns and cities across North America, and holding our public officials accountable.
Are you in?