Albany Co.: Remove oil trains from tracks near Ezra Prentice Homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A press conference was held on Monday to discuss the issue of crude oil safety in Albany County.

Albany County Exec. Dan McCoy has called for trains to be moved from the tracks behind the Ezra Prentice Homes.

A lawsuit was filed against Global Partners that states it is in violation of the federal Clean Air Act after refusing to not work with the county to resolve the issue.

“The thing that bothered me the most is when we talked about partnerships and working together, Global would never want to sit down with us and talk to us,” McCoy said. “They just kept shutting us off: ‘We’re federally regulated. We’re federally regulated.’ So the one guy started calling me tiger. He goes, ‘Tiger, you can jump up and down all you want. You have nothing you can do to control us here at the trains. The federal government is the only one.’”

McCoy thanked people as he said it was a big victory for the county, but he said they still have a long process ahead of them.

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