Times Union Calls Oil Trains Report by McCoy Environmental Advisory Group Compelling

After being railroaded by the immense and rapid expansion of trains carrying crude oil through Albany, the growing local opposition is finally beginning to gain ground.

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County Executive Honors Four Albany County Veterans For Service and Commitment to Freedom

County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today honored four Albany County veterans for their service and lasting impact on the community. Three of the veterans served in WWII and one served in Vietnam.

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McCoy's Oil Train Summit Shows Dangers

From: Times Union

Story By: Brian Nearing

When a crude oil train derailed and exploded into a fireball this spring a few feet from a remote tributary of the Mississippi River, local firefighters were “totally outgunned,” said   Chuck Pedersen, who heads up emergency services for a small rural county in Illinois.

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McCoy Leading the Fight on Oil Trains

From: Times Union

Story by: Brian Nearing

Robert Lipscomb has seen what happens after an oil train derails and explodes in flames. On Sunday, he stood near the fence at the Ezra Prentice Homes on South Pearl Street in Albany, looking at oil tanker cars just a few yards away.

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Local Officials Propose Consolidation

From: Spotlight News

Story by: Emily Drew

Thursday, June 4, 2015

 

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