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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.

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  • Kelly Keefer
    signed 2016-06-25 10:36:14 -0700
  • Suzanne Vidal
    signed 2016-06-25 10:31:11 -0700
    Send this to Governor Inslee, I met you at a climate rally in person up close with Al Gore, I shook your hand and Al Gore’s hand, you vowed to stop the oil trains, BNSF to be specific. No coal moving anywhere. Are you now reneging on that promise? A Great Grandmother
  • Gayla Spratt-Nuffer
    signed 2016-06-25 10:25:30 -0700
  • Judith Hance
    signed 2016-06-25 10:22:35 -0700
  • Deric Gruen
    signed 2016-06-25 10:22:03 -0700
  • Linda Massey
    signed 2016-06-25 10:22:02 -0700
    Gov Inslee – Explosive and volatile Bakken crude oil trains should not be allowed anywhere in Washington State. Daily these trains go through (and under!! – Seattle & Everett) some of the most populated areas in this State. They go by school, homes and businesses where children and adults could be killed, maimed and businesses lost. They go through areas where they could permanently compromise the environment when an explosion happens – waterways are contaminated, uncontrollable forrest and grass fires would happen.

    NO – these trains absolutely need to be stopped completely – and this include BNSF! They have proven numerous times they don’t care about the people, businesses, or lands of our State. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! STOP THESE TRAINS!

    BTW – may I suggest that you walk the area above ground where the underground train tunnel goes – look around and see what could be destroyed so easily by one of these trains. Then take a drive up to Edmonds – can you imagine what would happen if one of those trains explodes there? In addition to destruction of lives, homes and businesses – it would completely bring a halt to other means of commuting on those train tracks – and the ferries would be brought to a halt for God knows how long.

    NO – YOU MUST STOP BNSF FROM HAVING THE BAKKEN CRUDE OIL TRAINS ON ANY RAIL TRACKS IN OUR STATE!! If you don’t – then any lives lost, any businesses lost, anyone permanently disabled or disfigured will be on your hands and heart.
  • Sherry Perkins
    signed 2016-06-25 10:20:40 -0700
    this is a no-brainer. It’s long past the time to ban oil trains.
  • R.V. Ginther
    signed 2016-06-25 10:15:53 -0700
  • Brian Duncan
    signed 2016-06-25 10:14:17 -0700
    Gov Inslee, We support and appreciate your efforts to date, and encourage you to continue and expand efforts to accelarate the just transition away from fossil fuels,and toward a sustainable energy economy, while doing everything possible to responsibly safeguard the public health and health of the environment. Widest possible moratorium on these bakken crude bomb trains is called for in light of Mosier spill, together with sustained lobbying of Fed gov’t for banning transport of this crude by rail or by pipleline.
  • Dennis Smith
    signed 2016-06-25 10:14:03 -0700
  • Robert Blumenthal
    signed 2016-06-25 10:07:52 -0700
  • Mair Alight
    signed 2016-06-25 10:07:36 -0700
    Mair Alight
  • Karrie Vrabel
    signed 2016-06-25 10:03:44 -0700
  • Sue Sutherland-Hanson
    signed 2016-06-25 09:59:51 -0700
  • Linda Woodward
    signed 2016-06-25 09:58:35 -0700
  • Marla McFadin
    signed via 2016-06-25 09:57:23 -0700
    Marla McFadin
  • Gordon Wood
    signed 2016-06-25 09:56:31 -0700
  • Darby bundy
    signed 2016-06-25 09:56:25 -0700
  • Deborah Capwell
    signed 2016-06-25 09:56:15 -0700
  • Coleman Byrnes
    signed 2016-06-25 09:55:24 -0700
  • Alethea Putnam
    signed 2016-06-25 09:53:19 -0700
  • Donna Hegstad
    signed 2016-06-25 09:53:18 -0700
  • Kara Sweidel
    signed 2016-06-25 09:51:39 -0700
  • Greta Gaard
    signed 2016-06-25 09:50:42 -0700
  • Donna Andrews
    signed 2016-06-25 09:47:28 -0700
  • Amelia Kent
    signed 2016-06-25 09:45:13 -0700
  • Linda Wasserman
    signed 2016-06-25 09:45:06 -0700
  • Janne Abullarade
    signed 2016-06-25 09:44:45 -0700
  • Charles Davis
    signed 2016-06-25 09:43:30 -0700
  • Don Robertson
    signed 2016-06-25 09:43:03 -0700