The Threat of Bakken Shale Oil: How are People Responding?

There is so much cause for hope! When facing the massive threat that bakken shale oil and tar sands oil poses to our communities, our first reaction is to be afraid. That’s normal and completely understandable. But it’s only the first step! Once we’ve faced the fear, we must take action!
All over the US and Canada, people are organizing grassroots groups to stop these bomb trains. Some of the groups opposing crude-by-rail and shipment of Bakken shale oil are nearby, in Benicia, Martinez, and Davis. In Washington state there’s 350 Seattle and several groups collaborating in Spokane. We know about PAUSE – People of Albany United for Safe Energy (Facebook page) and Lac-Mégantic has a citizens’ committee in wake of the disaster there. We know there are more out there – let us know about them!

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