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Thousands protest ‘bomb trains’ in Albany | Waging Nonviolence

Willie White of Ezra Prentice Homes lifts a fist while marching amongst protesters from across the northeastern United States. (WNV / William Fowler)

Thousands of protesters from across the Northeast came to Albany, New York on Saturday to block a “bomb train” transporting fracked oil and exposing communities along its path to major risks of derailment, oil spillage and explosion. While hundreds risked arrest by standing or sitting on the train tracks in downtown Albany, the only arrests of the day took place ...

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Thousands flock to Albany, delivering a pledge to resist fracking | Waging Nonviolence

Several thousand people flooded New York’s state capital Monday, delivering letters to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office containing pledges to take nonviolent direct action against hydraulic-fracturing, or fracking, should gas companies be allowed to drill the state. Since taking office in 2010 Cuomo has been weighing whether to open New York up for fracking, but a groundswell of resistance from environmental ...

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