Published on July 6th, 2012 | by Jeremy Bloom0
Coal trains derail, two deaths so far. Tell ‘em we don’t need more coal trains!
“Record high temperatures and coal dust undermine the integrity of train tracks and are known to cause derailments,” says Laura Stevens of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, “It’s so bad the railroads have been fighting to get Big Coal to reduce coal dust pollution from their trains.”
The Sierra Club has a site up where you can urge the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a serious review of the safety issues before they even think of approving these dangerous and unnecessary routes.