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Gov. Inslee - Ban Oil Trains Now!

banoiltrainsnow.jpgThe derailment, fire, and oil spill in Mosier, OR--just across the Columbia Gorge from WA--proved once again that trains carrying Bakken oil cannot be made safe--not for communities, not for ecosystems, and not for the climate.

If the winds that day had been what they were the day before, that medium-sized disaster would have been an utter catastrophe.

We greatly appreciate that you said today that you're "not interested in symbolic measures", and that you've asked for a moratorium on tracks that meet only the weak standards UP used in Mosier. Will you stand up to oil companies, BNSF, and regulators who refuse to act, and go further to safeguard WA communities? Please institute a moratorium on all Bakken oil trains immediately, urge Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to permanently ban the shipment of Bakken crude by rail, and reject all proposals for new fossil fuel infrastructure. Washington State needs to find another way.

Even your own Department of Natural Resources agrees: these trains are no good. We can't pretend to lead on climate change if we're acting as the fossil fuel depot for the world.

759 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Irene Blomberg
    signed 2016-06-25 14:46:56 -0700
  • Linda Wiley
    signed via 2016-06-25 14:19:00 -0700
  • Chuck Bonsteel
    signed 2016-06-25 14:07:42 -0700
  • Keith Cowan
    signed 2016-06-25 14:06:05 -0700
    keith cowan
  • Susan Fried
    signed 2016-06-25 14:04:07 -0700
    Imagine if one those trains blows up in downtown Seattle during a Seahawk game?
  • John Vieira
    signed 2016-06-25 13:58:56 -0700
    Get some spunk and put a moratorium on ALL oil trains. Senator Sanders is the new standard for dealing with out of control corporate overreach. Step-up to the plate and do your job.
  • Zarna Joshi
    signed 2016-06-25 13:51:57 -0700
  • Lorraine Hartmann
    signed 2016-06-25 13:45:05 -0700
  • Nancy Kilgore
    signed 2016-06-25 13:38:18 -0700
  • Sue Moon
    signed 2016-06-25 13:30:01 -0700
    Sue Moon
  • John Bremer
    signed 2016-06-25 13:24:02 -0700
  • Jill Janow
    signed 2016-06-25 13:23:05 -0700
  • Diane Schafer
    signed 2016-06-25 13:21:21 -0700
  • Jean Schwinberg
    signed 2016-06-25 13:20:17 -0700
  • Janet Larson
    signed via 2016-06-25 13:02:19 -0700
    No more oil train disasters!
  • Nancy White
    signed 2016-06-25 12:58:14 -0700
  • Victoria Urias
    signed 2016-06-25 12:55:14 -0700
    Victoria Urias
  • Rc Olson
    signed 2016-06-25 12:46:03 -0700
    Many of us are frustrated with the State’s low key attention to climate change. We expected more from your administration, Jay. Please show us the determination that is needed to save the State and the planet from self destruction. Call for a moratorium on oil tanker trains. Also, please withdraw the appeal of the recent court ruling in support of the children’s right to a safe climate future. We need new motivation to support your re-election.
  • Janet Van Fleet
    signed 2016-06-25 12:45:37 -0700
    Come on, Governor, don’t just say it, DO it. We need more leaders like Mosier’s fire marshal.
  • Ray Engle
    signed 2016-06-25 12:33:09 -0700
  • Dennis Underwood
    signed 2016-06-25 12:33:06 -0700
    Dennis Underwood
  • Tina Brown
    signed 2016-06-25 12:32:26 -0700
  • Paul Loeb
    signed 2016-06-25 12:30:10 -0700
    This is really important, and consistent with all the other areas where you’ve led
  • Howard Clark
    signed 2016-06-25 12:24:01 -0700
    Howard Clark
  • David Laws
    signed 2016-06-25 12:22:24 -0700
  • Mary Francis
    signed 2016-06-25 12:11:39 -0700
    Mary Lou Francis
  • Zelle Windham
    signed 2016-06-25 12:10:59 -0700
    Keep it in the ground!
  • Barbara Bengtsson
    signed via 2016-06-25 12:06:06 -0700
  • Jan Woodruff
    signed 2016-06-25 12:02:02 -0700
  • Janet Moore
    signed 2016-06-25 12:01:31 -0700