"Leaders from environmental, labor, civic, and faith groups agree: Fast Track is a bad deal for our climate and our communities."
As in the case of so many prior disasters, environmentalists and everyone affected by this devastating oil spill are trying to get through what some have called a "nightmare scenario."
"Another derailment and explosion of a train carrying oil. We need to get these exploding death trains off the tracks."
Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.
"California water policy, water management, and infrastructure need to be changed: those systems were built in an old climate and the reality is, we're in a new climate."
On this day in 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
"People, wildlife, rivers, and lakes will pay a huge cost for the government's failure to act. It's only a matter of time before the next explosive accident."
The fires from the derailment in Fayette County continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open.
In the world of capitalism, King Coal, and the law, things don't always go as the people might expect.
Yet another major spill in the routinely oil-plagued Alberta, Canada, has left the swamps of Red Earth Creek polluted.