Baltimore should be a leader in addressing the climate crisis. Oil and coal trains passing through downtown every day are fueling global warming while creating a serious public safety risk from of oil train derailment and explosion and health hazards from coal dust. We must reject the false dichotomy of “jobs vs. the environment.” We need a major green jobs program and new living-wage union jobs for workers who face job losses from fossil-fuel-based industries.
● Slash CO2 emissions and create green jobs by massively expanding public transit.
● Oppose the passage of oil and coal trains through Baltimore! As an immediate measure, the City Council should enact regulatory fees on oil trains going through Baltimore to fund emergency preparation for oil train disasters.
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