DEC Commissioner Martens: Stop the bomb trains!

Every week, 44 trains loaded with volatile crude oil fracked in North Dakota's Bakken shale travel through New York communities at 30 to 40 miles an hour.

The DOT-111 tankers used to haul oil are defective and prone to explode in derailments.

Because they present an immediate danger to public health, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has the power to halt the transport of oil trains. So far the DEC has failed to take action.

Tell DEC Commissioner Martens to step up and do what's right: Protect New Yorkers from big oil companies determined to put profit over people's lives. Stop the bomb trains!