Bomb Trains in Syracuse?- What You Need to Know

May 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a free presentation on Bakken crude oil trains with Sandy Steubing, an activist and organizer with PAUSE, People of Albany United for Safe Energy.

Every week trains loaded with volatile crude oil “fracked” in North Dakota’s Bakken shale travel through Syracuse. With very little public awareness and no study of environmental impacts, the gas & oil industry has made our region a dangerous hub for highly flammable oil using these “bomb trains.” The rail system was never built for this kind of dangerous cargo, yet these trains travel through population centers and next to schools, homes, and businesses.

PAUSE works to promote safe, sustainable energy and environmental justice, and aims to engage the greater public to stop the fossil fuel industry’s assault on the people of Albany and our environment. Since moving to Albany in 2010 Sandy has been an activist in several organizations, among them are People of Albany United for Safe Energy (PAUSE), The Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, and the Green Sanctuary Committee of the Albany Unitarian church.