Contact your Senators and ask them to support the Crude-by Rail Safety Act of 2015
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Bakken BOOM! Rail Safety Bill

Today — contact your Senators and ask for their support

Wisconsin’s Senator Tammy Baldwin (D_WI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) are the authors of the Crude-by-Rail Safety Act of 2015.  GOOD, it’s about time we get some federal legislation moving on this!  Have you seen the Bakken BOOM! oil tankers lining up near the Delaware City Refinery?  How many more trains need to explode before we get some action?

BIG thanks to CARS (Citizens Acting for Rail Safety) for all their work on this, and for letting us all know that this bill is in the works.

Contact your Senators, ask them to support this bill, and ask them to sign on as co-authors.
Carper, Thomas R. – (D – DE)
513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2441
Contact: carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper

Coons, Christopher A. – (D – DE)
127A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5042
Contact: www.coons.senate.gov/contact/

Let’s get this moving down the track!

Here’s the bill:

Crude-by-Rail Safety Act of 2015

And here are the basic points covered by the bill:  Points

This is such an important start to protect the safety of everyone along the many Bakken BOOM! routes throughout the U.S.

Call or email your Senators today in support of this bill!

Who’s my Senator?  CONTACT INFO HERE!

Here’s a report from “The Bakken” on this legislation:
Debate on shipping crude by rail heats up in Washington


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Remember, public comments are due on the refinery’s NPDES Permit on April 24th, 2015.  Consider supporting Green Delaware’s call for “ cooling towers within two years.”

Send comments to:

Robert. Haynes@state.de.us
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
P.O. Box 1401, 89 Kings Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
send a copy to Green Delaware if you are so inclined:  alan@greendel.org
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Carol Overland wrote this post.

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