CARS, Citizens for Rail Safety, works in the upper Midwest with citizens and public officials to achieve a rail transportation system that respects health, safety, and quality-of-life of people, wildlife, and the environment.
Increasing Numbers of Oil Trains Threaten our Communities’ Safety and Health
Every day millions of gallons of highly flammable crude oil travel by rail through cities and towns in the Midwest and across North America. Our rail system was never built for this dangerous cargo.
Highly volatile oil + unsafe tank cars + lack of transparency + inadequate government regulations = danger for our communities.