10 Tweets From the #StopOilTrains Week of Action

By Yessenia Funes Jul 12, 2016

Today caps off the #StopOilTrains week of action to raise awareness of spill-prone trains that transport crude oil and coal in the United States and Canada. The hashtag first dominated Twitter July 6, the second anniversary of an oil train derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people. The Pacific Northwest has dominated headlines about the so-called "bomb trains," but they run all across the United States, including through Houston, Chicago’s South Side and Philadelphia, where people of color are the majority. The #StopOilTrains campaign calls attention to North American routes. Here, 10 #StopOilTrains tweets that capture some of the action.