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Saturday, July 2, 2016
EVENTS: Vigil for Explosion Victims - Gas Pipeline Meeting - New Yorkers for Clean Power
Climate Justice Coalition of WNY 3 Opportunities to be Engaged
Vigil to Remember Victims of Lac Magantic
When:Wednesday, July 6 from 5 PM to 6:30 PM
People's Park on Main St, near Jewett Pkwy. (next to railroad tracks
and near the Tri-Main Building). People's Park is adjacent to the
railroad tracks that course through Buffalo's Parkside Community. Those
tracks carry manifest trains that sometimes have 20+ DOT-111 tanker cars
carrying explosive Bakken crude oil.
On July 6, 2013, an unattended bomb train rolled down a 7 mile long
hill and derailed at 60 MPH in downtown Lac Megantic Quebec, killing 47
people, and two others, who committed suicide at a later date -- one was
a first responder who had pulled the body of his ex-girl friend from
Explosive Bakken crude oil is carried daily through Buffalo by rail.
Names of the
victims of Lac Megantic will be read to remind people that it's not a
matter of if a similar accident will happen again, but when.
Sponsors: WNY Drilling Defense, Environmental Justice Task Force of WNY Peace Center and Sierra Club Niagara Group.