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 Policy Order Resolution
  O-8
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  March 18, 2013
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) recently shared their Study of the Safety Impacts of Ethanol Transportation by Rail on six communities including Cambridge; and
   
WHEREAS: The Grand Junction Railroad was added as an alternative route for transportation of Ethanol.  This is in addition to the previously considered Fitchburg Line that runs through North Cambridge; and
   
WHEREAS: The addition of a Grand Junction option increases the impact on the Cambridge population, making it the highest impacted community of all the study areas; and
   

WHEREAS:

Ethanol transportation is federally regulated and options to prevent the transport of ethanol through heavily populated areas are limited; now therefore be it
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to contact Senator Warren, Congressman Capuano and Congressman Markey to seek support and information of measures Cambridge can take to prevent the transport of ethanol and protect and ensure the safety of our residents and report back to the City Council. 
    

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