Fossil Fuel Trains: The Public Safety & Environmental Impacts of The Oil By Rail Boom

Fossil fuels, depending on where they are extracted, may need to travel across long distances. There are real risks associated with the transportation of fossil fuels, whether by train, truck, or boat, all have histories of spills, explosions, fatalities, and damage. New Jersey needs to end dependence on fossil fuels and move to renewable energy. What are the options for paving a pathway forward? Come to our exciting program to hear our speakers lay out the issues, and how can we make New Jersey safe for the future.


BRUCE CAMPBELL, a former Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, is the author of three major reports on the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. For this work, he was awarded a Law Foundation of Ontario Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship and spent 2016 as a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. Bruce Campbell is currently an adjunct professor, York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies; and Senior Fellow, Ryerson University, Centre for Free Expression.


JUSTIN MIKULKA is an investigative journalist for the independent news and research organization DeSmog and author of the book, Bomb Trains. For the past five years, Justin has reported on the growing threat of explosive oil and ethanol trains in North America. Mikulka holds a degree in environmental engineering from Cornell University.


Moderator: Jon Hurdle

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Free and Open to the Public. Walk-Ins Welcome.

Suggested Donation is $10. Donations are tax-deductible.


The Puffin Foundation, Ltd., is a proud sponsor of this event


January 16, 2020 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm


Fairleigh Dickinson University
140 University Plaza Dr
Wilson Auditorium
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States
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