Baltimore

To protect their city from oil trains, in March of 2018 Baltimore successfully passed (14-1!) a Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition using zoning laws.

Baltimore Inner Harbor
By Bruce Emmerling

To this day, the legislation still stands and local residents can rest easy knowing that their community won’t become the home of more terminals housing 100-car long, explosive crude oil trains. But crude oil trains can still travel through the city en route to terminals elsewhere on the East Coast – including on tracks that have seen multiple derailments, collapses, and even fires in recent years. It’s time for more cities to act against fossil fuel threats and protect each other from these dangers.

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