Central & Northern NY

Petition by Residents of NY 45th Senate District

500 signatures

We the residents of NY Senate District 45- in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Warren, St. Lawrence and Washington Counties - kindly ask that Senator Little become a Surety Bill, Senate Bill 1515 co-sponsor.

New York law requires shippers of hazardous material going by water to present proof that they can cover the liability of a catastrophic accident. We the residents of your district worry about the oil trains that pass through our communities daily. What if they derail and burn as they have in 14 other communities? The NY Assembly has passed bills 4 years in a row to extend this liability coverage requirement to railroads.

The State Senate has never held hearings or let the bill out of committee. We know that you, Senator Little, as our State Senator and a member of the Environmental Conservation Committee have the power to change this.  We ask you to become a sponsor on this bill and stand up for the protection of your constituency threatened by hazardous materials shipped by rail.

Please support Bill S1515 to require railroads to prove they have enough insurance so NY Taxpayers are not on the hook for disasters.  We ask you to act to protect us, your constituency in District 45, not the oil companies.

Will you sign?