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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?

  • Tom Gross Shader
    signed 2016-06-25 09:40:44 -0700
  • Steve Hersch
    signed 2016-06-25 09:37:46 -0700
  • Jordan Ewing
    signed 2016-06-25 09:35:33 -0700
  • Linda Richmond
    signed 2016-06-25 09:34:20 -0700
  • Nancy Carter
    signed 2016-06-25 09:29:51 -0700
    Stopping all oil trains is the only sane, healthy, mature and appropriate action to protect the citizens and the future of Washington state.
  • Jay Heyman
    signed 2016-06-25 09:28:16 -0700
  • Joan Cole
    signed 2016-06-25 09:24:00 -0700
  • Dianne Kocer
    signed 2016-06-25 09:23:55 -0700
  • William Parson
    signed 2016-06-25 09:16:39 -0700
  • Beth Brunton
    signed 2016-06-25 09:16:15 -0700
  • Shaun Hubbard
    signed 2016-06-25 09:12:28 -0700
  • Donna James
    signed 2016-06-25 09:11:42 -0700
  • Judy Stevenfeldt
    signed 2016-06-25 09:10:56 -0700
    I have seen these trains and am appalled by how many run through our state and to know just how dangerous they are to our atmosphere even without accidents.
  • Elizabeth Atly
    signed 2016-06-25 09:06:55 -0700
    Please leave fossil fuels in the ground. No more oil trains!
  • Denis Langhans
    signed 2016-06-25 09:06:31 -0700
  • Robert Brandt
    signed 2016-06-25 09:06:08 -0700
    We believe in Apollo’s Fire. This is why we support you. No trains of fossil fuels in our state!!!
  • Bob Zeigler
    signed 2016-06-25 09:02:33 -0700
  • Robert Thompson
    signed 2016-06-25 09:02:28 -0700
    Robert S. Thompson
  • Rae Levine
    signed 2016-06-25 09:01:24 -0700
  • Nicole Cunningham
    signed via 2016-06-25 08:59:45 -0700
    Mr. Inslee,

    We the People hired you for your commitment to the environment. Please don’t let us down!

    Keep our great state green,

    Thank you!

    WTP
  • Bill Aubuchon
    signed 2016-06-25 08:59:35 -0700
  • David Hand
    signed 2016-06-25 08:56:51 -0700
    David Hand
  • Thomas Hodges
    signed 2016-06-25 08:56:20 -0700
  • Melanie Sheats
    signed 2016-06-25 08:56:19 -0700
    We all deserve to live in safe neighborhoods. Toxic, explosive oil trains should not run through towns, near schools, alongside houses. Nor should oil trains run along the beautiful Columbis River in the historic, scenic Columbia River Gorge. Period.
  • LaDan Abosein
    signed 2016-06-25 08:46:45 -0700
  • Dara Burrows
    signed 2016-06-25 08:46:06 -0700
    Dara Burrows
  • sheridan stenberg
    signed 2016-06-25 08:44:59 -0700
  • Elizabeth Wright
    signed 2016-06-25 08:43:10 -0700
    elizabeth Wright
  • James Brand
    signed 2016-06-25 08:41:02 -0700
  • Laurel Hughes
    signed 2016-06-25 08:40:13 -0700
    We don’t want our waterfronts burned to the ground! We don’t want oil slicks across Puget Sound! Say NO to oil trains NOW!