Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rally update


The Rally to call attention to the possible hazards of oil trains running through Bergen County, originally schedule for Sunday 24 January,  has been move to next Sunday 31-January. It will still start at 2:00p and begin on the sidewalk of the Albert Graf Bridge on Main St. Bogota.

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Postponed due to Weather: “Bridge over Troubled Oil” Rally in Bogota, NJ
What: Rally to Protest Unsafe Oil Trains
New Date:  Sunday January 31, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where:  On the bridge (sidewalk) on East Main Street, Bogota, between Elm
Avenue and Palisade Avenue, Bogota, New Jersey
What you will see:  State and local elected officials, area residents holding signs, an “oil train protest singalong”
Bogota, NJ -  New Date: On Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the non-profit Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains, and allied environmental, faith and labor groups will hold a rally to educate and inform the community about the risks associated with freight trains carrying Bakken crude oil through our communities.  To be held on the bridge on E. Main Street, Bogota (between Elm and Palisades Avenues), the rally will highlight the special hazards of  trains passing over aging infrastructure and across our drinking water supplies, and the solutions we can all take to reduce our reliance on Bakken crude oil and other fossil fuels.
Rally speakers will include Sen. Loretta Weinberg, (NJ Dist. 37); Asm. Tim Eustace, (NJ Dist. 38) (Invited); Christopher M. Kelemen, Mayor, Bogota; Alan Sohn, Councilman, Teaneck; Paula Rogovin, Founder, Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains; Toni Granato, Sierra Club of New Jersey; Matt Smith, Food & Water Watch NJ; Members of the Bogota community (invited); Victoria Fisher, community activist and Rosemary Dreger Carey, Organizer, 350NJ. The Solidarity Singers will lead a singalong of oil train protest songs.

   350NJ is the New Jersey chapter of, the global climate solutions organization with an active network in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. 350NJ implements the vision and campaigns in New Jersey. For more information, go to and

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