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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Contact: Jonathon Berman, (202) 495-3033, jonathon.berman@sierraclub.org

Nageezi, NM — On Monday night, 36 tankers storing crude oil and wastewater exploded and burned. According to reports, approximately 10 families were evacuated. According to reports this morning, the fire has yet to be extinguished.

In response, Sierra Club Beyond Dirty Fuels Director Lena Moffitt released the following statement:

“Our thoughts are with the families affected by this disaster, which further highlights the extreme dangers dirty fuels pose not only to our climate and public health, but to our communities. We cannot continue to permit corporate polluters to put their profits above our own safety and well-being.”

Crude Oil and Wastewater Tankers Explode