Saturday, January 31, 2015

Heron's Warning video/ Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails In South Philadelphia- and other news

Heron's Warning at the Shell hearing in Mt Vernon and there were some great public testimonies given by lots of folks from Skagit, Whatcom, and Seattle.  Check out this beautifully edited 2 minute video of the testimony by Annie and Marianna with the beautiful large heron puppet and speaking on their behalf.

see also:   Shell’s Anacortes Refinery: Don’t worry, be happy … Crowds: no way!


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) 01/31/15 — Hazmat crews were called to the scene of a partial train derailment overnight in South Philadelphia.  Police say a CSX train jumped the tracks around 3 a.m. Saturday in the company’s train yard near 11th Street and Pattison Avenue.  Officials say eleven cars carrying crude oil were leaning off the rails.....

[ How many close calls will Philly get?  almost exactly a year ago....see next item]

A Near Miss from Disaster: Oil Train Derails in Philadelphia - January 20, 2014

Bakken Shale oil train derailed over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia on January 20th, 2014.
Photo: NBC Chicago/SkyForce
Philadelphia’s wake-up call is here. A few months ago, Protecting Our Waters started warning people about the dangers of the fracked oil trains coming to Philadelphia from the Bakken Shale formation out west.

Eastern refineries processing more foreign oil as crude price gap narrows- Canadian refineries are taking in a surge of foreign oil supplies as the price difference between U.S. and international crude narrows

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