Residents of Albany, NY are concerned about the recent increase in oil trains there. (See this great video that talks about how crazily dangerous crude-by-rail is in Albany.) Today the Albany County Health Department, in response to an executive order, issued a moratorium on the expansion of crude-oil processing and storage at the Port of Albany.
This is because of a recent permit application from an oil terminal to add boilers to its facilities – to be able to handle heavy tar sands crude.
SFGate has the story: