Transit, Jobs, Social Justice, Health and the Environment: At Risk
The current plan for this one project is aligned on the wrong side of ALL these issues.
The expansion of the diesel train service on the Georgetown-Kitchener line in Toronto is of great concern to the 300,000 people who live along the rail corridor.
With the introduction of the diesel Union-Pearson rail link, called UP Express, the provincial transit agency Metrolinx is proposing to expand carcinogenic diesel service from approximately 50 trains per day to about 200 by the time of the Pan Am Games in 2015. Future expansion of diesel GO train traffic, along with the UP Express, will bring traffic to approximately 400 diesel trains per day.
Let your government know and help stop the “Cancer Train”.
If you live in Toronto or know someone who does, check this out. The planned Union to Pearson express link will be sending hundreds of smelly, dirty, noisy diesel trains through Toronto neighbourhoods. Cities around the world are switching to electric and we’re starting fresh with diesel?? Wake up politicians the electric age is upon us. Check out the site, the vid, the snappy tune and VOTE for electrification!
The report finds that between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million marijuana arrests in the United States, 88% of which were for possession. Marijuana arrests have increased between 2001 and 2010 and now account for over half [52%] of all drug arrests in the United States, and marijuana possession arrests account for nearly half [46%] of all drug arrests. In 2010, there was one marijuana arrest every 37 seconds, and states spent combined over $3.6 billion enforcing marijuana possession laws.
The report also finds that, on average, a black person is 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, even though blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates. Such racial disparities in marijuana possession arrests exist in all regions of the country, in counties large and small, urban and rural, wealthy and poor, with large and small black populations.