For Immediate Release

Thousands to Converge in Albany to Blockade Bomb Trains

WASHINGTON - What: A rally, march and mass civil disobedience to stop the explosive fracked oil trains in the Port of Albany

Who: Over 1,500 people, from Albany and from as far as Maine, Quebec and central Pennsylvania

When: Saturday, May 14th, 10AM

Where: Lincoln Park, at the corner of Morton Ave and Eagle St, Albany, NY

Proceeding to the Port of Albany, arriving at 12PM – final destination embargoed, call for details

Why: This mass demonstration is part of a week-long global effort called “Break Free From Fossil Fuels”. It includes more than 20 mass actions on 6 continents, and targets the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel sites. The goal of the Albany action is to use civil disobedience to stop the bomb train traffic to the Port of Albany, highlighting opposition in the region to all fossil fuels, including oil trains, fracked gas pipelines, and other fossil fuel projects. Organizers say these projects are examples of environmental racism that threaten our future and communities. They demand a swift and equitable transition to renewable energy economy.

Website: www.albany2016.org

Social Media:  Follow @BanBombTrains, #Albany2016 #BreakFree2016 #KeepItInTheGround

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Break Free Albany is organized by a volunteer coalition of over 100 groups – including global groups such as 350.org, statewide organizations like Citizen Action of NY, and local community organizations like A Village, Inc. in the South End of Albany.

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