Dirty, dangerous, and in your backyard
Norfolk Southern Railroad is accelerating plans to raise bridges in our communities in order to run longer double-stacked trains along a 20-mile route through 24 communities.
This is projected to increase pollution in these communities by the equivalent of 6,800 buses per day. Norfolk Southern has tried to push this through without any hearing from the community.
Come to this educational meeting with Matt Mehalik of the Breathe Project to learn more about what residents of the east end of Pittsburgh can do to fight to protect their health and their communities.
The climate connection: Double-stacked trains free up other rail capacity to ship fossil fuels from the Marcellus shale.
6:30-8 p.m. at the Christian Church of Wilkinsburg, 785 Wallace Ave.