TO BAN UNSAfE OIl TRAINS
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• Senior center
• Child care prgrm.
• Sports prgrms.
to Ban MaySunday
1:00 pm – March in Teaneck, NJ
2:30 pm – Rally/Press Conference
Have you noticed more and
more freight trains barreling
through our towns lately?
Ever wondered what’s in
Up to 30 times a week,
those loud, fast-moving
freight trains carry Bakken
End crude, an extremely flammable and highly
here volatile form of oil. Bakken crude is exhere
(1.5 mile tracted in North Dakota by fracking and is
walk) shipped to refineries on the East coast. In
Bergen County, the River Line trains carry
Bakken crude through our towns, passing
schools, hospitals and ball fields, and across our Oradell
Reservoir (providing drinking water to 800,000 people),
putting all of us at risk!
The oil and train industries say they are taking measures to keep us safe. Yet, even the newest upgraded
“1232” train cars and the older “DOT 111” cars which
run through Bergen County can – and do – explode like
toxic bombs. That’s why people call them “bomb trains.”
The Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains – a group of concerned citizens, first responders, civic groups, environmental organizations, labor unions, schools, and faith
organizations – says:
STOP THE BOMB TRAINS NOW!
We’re calling for:
• An immediate ban on transporting Bakken crude oil
through our communities;
• Transparency by government, oil and rail companies;
• Move New Jersey toward a green, clean, renewable
Join us Sunday May 17th
1:00 pm March: Assemble in Sagamore Park, Windsor Rd. and Beatrice Ave., Teaneck. We’ll start at the
Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps.; continue north
on Windsor Rd.; stop briefly at other vulnerable spots:
underpass to Route 4, Benjamin Franklin Middle
School, Teaneck Fire Department, the State Street
Bridge, stores and restaurants, near 2 private schools,
and Votee Park with its heavily utilized sports fields and
playgrounds, the Teaneck Recreation Center (home to a
daycare center, a senior center, and youth sports programs), and a power substation. 1.5 mile walk.
2:30 pm rally: Palisade Ave. and Court Street in Votee
Park, across from the “Teaneck Rail Yard” where trains
carrying Bakken crude idle day and night.
Speakers. Music. Everyone is welcome!
Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains, May 17 demonstration co-sponsors
•Bergen County Green Party
•Bronx Climate Justice North
•Bus for Progress
•Center for Biological Diversity
•Chuck Augenbaugh, Deputy
Fire Chief (Ret.)
•Clean Water Action
•Environment New Jersey
•Ethical Cultural Society of
•Food and Water Watch
•Friends of the Greenway
•NJ League of Conservation
•North Jersey Public Policy
•The Northeast Teaneck Block
•Pascack Sustainability Group
•Puffin Cultural Forum
•Renewable Energy Task
Force, WNY Peace Center
•SANE Energy Project
•Sierra Club of New Jersey
•Teaneck Community Charter
•The Mothers Project
Please contact CoalitiontoBanUnsafeOilTrains@gmail.
com to co-sponsor or join.
The Danger Zone March is one of 48 Hours of Actions happening across New Jersey to call for Clean, Safe Energy.