Video Reports

At times, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’  The image below is a link to the first video in a playlist of news reports focusing on the issue of transporting hazardous substances by rail.  Also included are reports on the related issues of fracking, silica sand mining, ‘salt water’ disposal facilities, and pipeline.


Video Playlist

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Fossil Fuel Trains Presentation (January 16, 2020)


Rachel Maddow:  Bomb Trains (Part 1) – The Cars



Rachel Maddow:  Bomb Trains (Part 2) – Bad Cars and Explosive Crude



Rachel Maddow:  Bomb Trains (Part 3) – The Denial



The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster – 5 Years Later



Shipping Bakken Crude Oil By Train Unsafe at Any Speed



60 Minutes:  Shale Gas Drilling – Pros & Cons



Sand Mining Controversy in LaSalle County, IL



America’s 39 Dangerous Pipelines



Water Quality Press Conference



Anhydros Ammonia Gas Tank Incident



Communities at Risk:  Hazards of LNG



Watford City White Owl ‘Saltwater’ Disposal Explosion



Justin Mikulka DeSmogCast:  The Science of Bomb Trains



Bruce Campbell Discusses New Book on Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster



Fritz Edler (RWU):  Oil Execs Try to Blame Workers for Tragic Accident



Fritz Edler (RWU):  Lessons of the Lac-Mégantic Rail Workers Defense



Jim Appleton (Former Fire Chief):  Mosier, Oregon Oil Train Derailment



Oil Trains:  Are Profits Worth Our Risk?



IL Congressman Brad Schneider



Shale Cowboys:  Fracking Under Trump | VPRO Documentary – 2017



The Problem with Transporting Radioactive Waste



Kevin Kamps (Beyond Nuclear):  Mobile Chernobyl