Sierra Club SignsSarah was shocked to learn that she and her family lived in the ‘blast zone,’ an area along a major rail corridor that is at high risk of disaster from trains carrying oil.  The number of train cars carrying oil in the United States has grown from about 6,000 car loads a week in 2006 to nearly 16,000 today.

Sarah, working with Sierra Club Foundation – John Muir Chapter,  has begun organizing in her community to call for stronger rules for trains carrying oil and has helped her neighbors understand the risks and action needed if an accident were to occur.