The Blackhawk Sierra Club will be holding the presentation “Oil Train Accidents?!” on Tuesday, September 22 6:30 p.m. at JustGoods Meeting Room, 201 7th Street.
Fiery oil train accidents across the country — more than six since the beginning of this year — drive home the dangers of transporting hazardous materials via rail within yards of homes, schools, and playgrounds. Gerri Songer, a member of the Sierra Club Woods and Wetlands Group, will outline the need for better regulations and more safety measures.
Ms. Songer is an educator and serves as Education Chair for the Township District 214 Education Association. Her experiences in civic participation and environmental concern have inspired her to teach high school students how to become participants in their democracy and advocates for public health and safety through an extracurricular, “Students4Democracy” at Elk Grove High School, where she teaches.
This program is free and open to the public. For more info: Stanley Campbell, 815-964-7111