Stop the Bomb Trains

Fracked Bakken oil, which has the volatility of dynamite, is transported in train cars suitable for vegetable oil and orange juice, all over our state, including within one mile of 351 schools. Derailments have caused explosions all over the continent, from Mount Carbon, West Virginia, to Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, where 47 people were killed. NYSNA has put this issue front and center, staging a huge rally and dramatic “die-in” at our Convention, and protesting at the Port of Albany to calling for much tighter safety standards. Watch the video of our rally to learn more about what’s at stake. We are pleased to report that both Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneidermann have taken action to enhance inspection frequency and safety standards around bomb trains.