Thousands of people have voiced opposition to crude oil trains and shipping terminals in port cities across the country because of the enormous safety and environmental risks. Yet, Big Oil is now eyeing Baltimore as an easy throughway to ship explosive North Dakota crude oil and Canadian tar sands out of the Chesapeake Bay to refineries along the East Coast. The good news is that state officials are ready to listen to community concerns.
On December 1st, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will hold a public hearing on Targa Resource’s proposed crude oil shipping terminal, giving Baltimoreans one of the most important opportunities to date to make our voices heard.
With little to no benefit to Baltimore City or Maryland as a whole, the Targa terminal plan simply isn’t worth the risks, and MDE must reject it. By signing up below, you’ll receive a toolkit ahead of the hearing to help you prepare.
What: MDE public hearing on Targa’s application to ship explosive crude oil and tar sands out of Baltimore
When: Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 6PM
Where: Brooklyn Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 300 E. Patapsco Ave. Baltimore, MD