Congress: No more fiery oil-by-rail disasters in our back yards!
Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania — nearly every month another community faces an oil train derailment, spill, or explosion. Big Oil, determined to put profit over our safety, is sending more and more unsafe tanker cars carrying volatile crude barreling through cities and towns and near homes and schools.
Known as “Pepsi-cans on wheels,” these inadequate tanker cars have a surprisingly thin outer shell and are extremely prone to puncture during a derailment. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently declared the cars unsafe — yet more than 200,000 dangerous tanker cars are still on our rails and rolling through our backyards.
Congress has the power to get these dangerous oil tanker cars off our railways — but it’s up to us to make sure they get the job done.
Sign the petition today: Tell Congress to stand up to Big Oil and stop dangerous oil by rail!