Oil Change International

Exposing the true costs of fossil fuels

Crude-by-Rail: Resource Hub

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Big Oil is working to extract every last drop of oil on the continent — regardless of the cost to our communities or climate. To succeed, they need ways to transport their explosive fuels, which is why they’re pushing new pipelines and increased crude-by-rail simultaneously. But recent pipeline spills and train accidents show that neither is safe. That’s why we’ve developed the materials on this page to help push back against the industry’s dangerous expansion.

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Take Action:

Canada-Oil Train DerailmentStop-Oil-by-Rail-logo-smallJoin us July 6th – 13th for a continent-wide week of action in opposition to crude-by-rail. Together with ForestEthics, 350.org, The Sierra Club, residents of Lac-Mégantic, and concerned citizens across North America, we’re standing up to Big Oil and demanding their killer oil trains be taken off the tracks. You can join an action or host your own by clicking here: www.StopOilTrains.org.

You can also send a letter directly to President Obama and the Department of Transportation demanding they take crude-by-rail off the tracks until safety is substantially improved by clicking here.