Over the past three years, we have worked with environmental and public health allies, workers, and neighborhoods across Baltimore to fight crude oil trains. These shipments travel throughout Maryland, along some of our largest rivers, across critical infrastructure, and through the heart of Baltimore City, enabling fossil fuel development that's driving climate change put our homes, schools, and drinking water at risk. If a train car carrying crude oil derails, it explodes catastrophically. In March 2017, Baltimore City passed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, a landmark victory that will prevent any new terminals for crude oil from being built in Baltimore.
On Friday afternoon, a freight train derailed over the 1900 block of Falls Road.
Big Oil companies’ push to extract and refine more extreme forms of oil has led to unprecedented transport of explosive and climate-polluting crude