The hot topic of train derailments have been weaving in and out of discourse. Conversations on how the recent derailments correlate to our climate are intense—rightfully so. Here's the rundown. As many people are aware, East Palestine, Ohio experienced a severe train derailment on February 3, 2023. The Norfolk Southern train emitted toxic chemicals, leaving many of us in … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Trains
This morning, Beyond Plastics released an eye-opening new video that documents the reality on the ground in East Palestine, Ohio, where residents are dealing with the aftermath of the toxic train derailment. … [Read more...] about Beyond Plastics – new video on train derailment
— Seen online, posted by Børge A. Roum — What is wrong with this picture? The first thing I notice is the huge open space. Then the large number of people. In this pic there's a maximum of 10 people in cars, yet they get almost all the space, while the uncountable number of pedestrians are pushed out, up against the walls, just so they can live their lives without … [Read more...] about How space is allocated
Did you see the pathetic column on LehighValleyLive / Express Times the other day? ['A different approach to cleaner school buses could save Bethlehem Area tax dollars'] It is full of distortions and outright lies, but this is not too surprising coming from a propane-industry trade group. Electric buses are far superior to propane (and natural gas) both from a … [Read more...] about Electric buses far superior to propane or natural gas
A recent op-ed in the Morning Call, 'Bike Lane on Broad street in Bethlehem: Why it's dangerous', dismisses all bike lanes as inherently dangerous. The worst thing about this op-ed is that it brings out many legitimate dangers created by poorly-designed bike lanes — but it’s like a propaganda piece, because it doesn’t explore alternatives. For example, it doesn’t even … [Read more...] about Bike Lanes for Broad Street?
Thoughts and observations by Peter Crownfield, one of the founding members of the Alliance. … [Read more...] about Peter’s blog
Two trains carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire this week: one in rural Ontario on the 14th, and one in Fayette County WV on Monday the 16th. The Ontario fires were still burning on Monday. Each tank car carries about 30,000 gallons of crude, and the train in West Virginia was carrying explosive crude from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota; the results show in the … [Read more...] about 2 More Oil Train Derailments