After Lac-Mégantic: How many more communities must burn?

This weekend will mark the second anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster in Quebec —a derailment and explosion that killed 47 people on July 5, 2013. Let us honor the lives lost, and work to make sure that no more communities have to experience such devastation. 
We’ve been working hard to stop dangerous oil trains, and it’s time to take our fight to the next level. From July 6 to 12, thousands of people across the US and Canada will stand up to Big Oil’s explosive, toxic, climate-wrecking oil trains. I thought you’d want to get in on the action.
Be a part of the Stop Oil Trains Week of Action: RSVP to an event in your area.
We’re helping to organize 100 events across the US and Canada for the Stop Oil Trains Week of Action, and they won’t be a success without you.
Go to to find an event in your area.
Big Oil will stop at nothing to extract, transport, and burn every drop of oil in the ground -- even if it means putting our communities at risk, shipping millions of gallons of volatile Bakken crude through our cities and towns. Oil trains are a disaster waiting to happen for our health, our safety, and our climate.
We CAN stop these dangerous oil trains from rolling through our communities, but it’s going to take all of us standing together.
Sign up at now.
For our communities, our children and our climate,
P.S. Don’t see an action in your community? Sign up to host one!

Joëlle Robinson's picture

Field Director

, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.