Posted: July 2, 2015 in Climate events, Rail Transport of Oil

RR crossing stop oil trains                     Save the Date:

        Stop Oil Trains – Davis Action

Saturday, July 11 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

RSVP here:


There is NO safe way to transport extreme tar sands and Bakken crude. Two years after Lac-Mégantic, oil trains keep exploding and carbon pollution keeps rising.  Oil trains are a disaster for our health, our safety, and our climate.  Join with other Californians on July 11 to remember the 47 who perished in Lac-Mégantic and take action now.

One oil train per week passes through Davis currently.  Two more 100-car trains per day are planned for the near future…unless we stop them.

Davis Vigil and Rally:

  • 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Davis Amtrak Station wearing a fiery red, yellow, or orange shirt.  Bring your own sign or carry one of ours.
  • Walk through our downtown Blast Zone to the Farmers’ Market at Central Park.
  • 10:00 a.m. Gather for a brief Rally at the Rotary Stage (near the carousel) featuring:
    • Rousing songs by the Raging Grannies
    • Mayor Dan Wolk – Davis Resolution against Oil Trains through town
    • Councilman Lucas Frerichs – SACOG letter
    • Senator Lois Wolk – recent CA legislation addressing oil trains
    • Supervisor Jim Provenza – waste water injection  & fracking in Yolo County
    • Damien Luzzo – proposal to ban fracking in Yolo County
    • Leave the crude in the ground!

PR:  Big photo op with our own oil tank car!

Take action: Sign the petition and/or the Pledge to Resist.

Read more about Damien’s story.

For questions or to volunteer:

Want more action? Take the 11:20 a.m. Yolo bus to join a mile-long Vigil to stop oil trains with 350 Sacramento from the railroad station on 5th & I to the Capitol on 10th & L.  Wear explosive colors and bring a sign!

Read the Davis Enterprise for more details. Check the web for more protests around the country.  Try Portland and Martinez.

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