On April 30th, a train carrying highly-flammable oil derailed and exploded in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, sparking a massive fire, forcing the evacuation of hundreds, and spilling toxic crude into the James River.
Each day, Big Oil sends more unsafe tanker cars loaded with volatile oil barreling through our towns and cities on tracks that were never designed for such dangerous cargo. More than 25 million Americans live in the Blast Zone along these oil train rail lines. It's not a question of if, but when the next tragedy will strike.
The people of Lynchburg live in the oil train Blast Zone — do you? Find out if you and your family are in the Blast Zone and take action to stop dangerous oil trains!
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. Find out if you're in the Blast Zone and sign the petition to stop the next oil-by-rail disaster.
Known as "soda-cans on wheels," these antiquated oil tanker cars have a thin outer shell and are extremely prone to puncture. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently declared them unsafe — yet more than 200,000 of these dangerous tanker cars are still on our rails and rolling through our backyards.
47 dead in a tragic explosion in Quebec near the Maine border. Derailments, explosions and spills in North Dakota and Alabama. In Philadelphia an oil train hangs from a bridge, an explosion rocks downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. Together, we can stop the next disaster!