SHIPPING TOXIC CARGO: AN ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY
Today we have for you good news and bad news. Good that people like you, and us, are getting the word out that something needs to be done-- the bad is that something needs to be done! There is a clear danger from trains carrying toxic chemicals traveling through communities near you. Near is a relative term because toxic air and water travel long distances. Explosions do happen, and then the area is contaminated for years!
Paula Rogovin, long time peace and environmental activist and organizer with Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains is with us today.
We know with the commercial net metering bill in 2008 that politicians can say "No" for years and suddenly say "yes" if there is enough pressure. That's on us! Let's make some noise and write, call, and protest! Toxic materials must be regulated everywhere including and especially interstate transport.
What we can do next? Tune in to discuss.
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