Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30p, Center for Intercultural Organizing, 700 N Killingsworth St. — Portland communities are threatened by mile-long unit trains of crude oil, which have earned the tragic designation of ‘Bomb Trains’ because of repeated oil train derailments, explosions, fires, and spills that have impacted communitites across North America. Two port facilities, one on the Willamette in NW Portland and one on the Columbia near Clatskanie are accepting crude oil. Neither of these facilities underwent any public hearing process prior to accepting volatile, explosive crude oil. This issue is drawing in national news coverage.
As part of an investigative report on crude-by-rail, the Brooklyn-based Vice News Company toured the Northwest to document the threats of oil-by-rail to our communities, our river and our climate. Join us for a screening of their 20 minute documentary, Bomb Trains, featuring Columbia Riverkeeper.
WHAT: Bomb Trains film screening, presentation and discussion about oil-by-rail and oil terminals in the Portland-area.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6:30 – 8 PM Snacks and kids area provided!
WHERE: Center for Intercultural Organizing, 700 N Killingsworth Portland Bring your family or a friend to this event!
After the screening you’ll have the chance to get the latest oil-by-rail news in the Northwest. You’ll hear from local groups that are taking action to ensure that public opinion is not lost in this critical issue and that our region is protected from the threat of an oil spill or explosion.
See you on the 7th!