Oil train opponents prepare for May mobilization event
ALBANY -- Opponents of oil trains -- which they refer to as bomb trains -- gathered Saturday to plan their role in an international mobilization next month.
The Break Free International mobilization in Albany will be May 14. Participants will stand in the way of trains that carry fracked crude oil by rail. They say the oil, and the trains, jeopardize communities and watersheds across the continent on their way to the Port of Albany, where they pose a "chronic and intolerable threat," organizers say.
The Break Free movement is aimed at ending the use of fossil fuels. Organizers expect hundreds of people from the Northeast to join the Albany mobilization.