There's an "outdoor town meeting" with Rep. Frank Hornstein and others at noon Wednesday, July 30, related to all these oil trains going through our community, so it's a good chance to ask questions and learn more about this subject and the new legislation. Location is overlooking the big BNSF yard (where Northstar commuter rail goes by) and adjacent large Shoreham Yards in northeast Minneapolis: at intersection of St. Anthony Parkway bridge (closed to vehicles) at Main Street NE (which would be the east side of the bridge). In case of rain, meeting is up the road at Hi View Park shelter. I am hoping the flyer from the organizing group is linked below. On Jul 12, 2014, at 6:42 PM, Gayle Bonneville wrote: > >> >> Release of the toxic train info is being deemed NOT detrimental and can be shared with the public, not just emergency management. Sorry I left out the key word "not" below. >> >> On Jul 12, 2014, at 2:43 PM, Gayle Bonneville wrote: >> >>> SNIP >> >>> My googling also shows other states are making more positive moves on transparency of data on oil trains and other train cargo and quantities under new federal laws that indicate the public has a right to know this information since it has been deemed by courts to be detrimental to "homeland security." New York and Iowa seem most active. County Commissioner Linda Higgins and my two state legislators are in the midst of putting some of us community members in touch with that info or staff who can, so I thank them for their attention to this. Also, thanks to Frank Hornstein for his work this year in the legislature on this topic.
>>> >>> Here's the link to the "Blast Map": >>> >>> http://explosive-crude-by-rail.org/ >>> >>> >> >