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Rail Safety Forum and Panel
Event ID: #10114
February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Posted on January 10th, 2019
Citizens Acting for Rail Safety – Twin Cities will hold a rail safety forum 1-3 pm Sunday, Feb. 10 at East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 NE 2nd Street. Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro, remains at the epicenter of a crude-by-rail web connecting North Dakota’s booming Bakken oil fields and the Alberta tar sands with refineries and ever-expanding export facilities across the United States. Minnesota has over 4,000 miles of railroad track – over 700 hundred miles of which are used to transport hazardous materials. The system stretches across the state and concentrates within population centers such as Minneapolis and St. Paul. Discussion panel will include Bruce Campbell, author of “The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster – Public Betrayal, Justice Denied;” Rep. Frank Hornstein (Minneapolis), Chair of the Minnesota House Transportation Committee; William Toscano, PhD, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Services, University of Minnesota; and a person to be announced from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. This is a free community event. For more details and to RSVP visit https://www.facebook.com/events/511167432624222/. (RSVP not required to attend, but requested to help with planning)