Liquified natural gas (LNG) bomb trains were given a greenlight to roll through cities and towns across our country by a 2019 Trump executive order. This is incredibly dangerous, as a train derailment would allow this liquid to become highly explosive gas — the LNG from just one rail tank car alone could cause city-wide destruction and mass casualties. Twenty-two tank cars filled with LNG holds the equivalent energy of the Hiroshima bomb.
The International Association of Firefighters offered these chilling words on the 2019 rule change:
“…it is nearly certain any accident involving a train consisting of multiple rail cars loaded with LNG will place vast numbers of the public at risk while fully depleting all local emergency response force.”
Sign the petition to permanently ban bomb trains!
We, the undersigned, call upon President Biden and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to take decisive action to protect our communities. Our communities must not be exposed to the threat to their safety posed by LNG transportation by rail.
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