Monday, 23 May 2016

The residents of Ezra Prentice Homes are fighting Global Companies LLC and government

Ezra Prentice Homes, a public housing complex that is home to 179 families and 288 children, borders an industrial railyard. And since 2012, there has been a spike in trains carrying crude oil through the community to the railyard. The oil trains are the same type that have been derailing and exploding their cargo with unnerving frequency across the country.

After Exxon Mobil sold the property to Global Companies LLC, New York state officials quietly approved a quadrupling of the amount of crude oil transported to the site by rail.

Please donate to the legal organisation Earth Justice. EJ is providing the residents of Ezra Prentice Homes with legal representation.

Read the story in Truth-Out

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