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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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  • Christopher Marrs
    signed 2016-06-25 06:15:34 -0700
    Go all the way Jay
  • Dennis Heller
    signed 2016-06-25 06:12:28 -0700
  • Lou Mathews
    signed 2016-06-25 06:05:26 -0700
    Lou Mathews
  • James Ploger
    signed 2016-06-25 06:04:18 -0700
    James Ploger
  • Stephanie Develle
    signed 2016-06-25 06:01:09 -0700
    Stephanie Develle
  • Ralph Schlagenhauf
    signed 2016-06-25 05:59:14 -0700
  • Lloyd Hedger
    signed 2016-06-25 05:58:41 -0700
  • Kurt Fickeisen
    signed 2016-06-25 05:51:03 -0700
  • Anita Matthay
    signed 2016-06-25 05:48:00 -0700
  • Kathleen Gephart
    signed 2016-06-25 05:46:29 -0700
  • Denis Martynowych
    signed 2016-06-25 05:41:36 -0700
  • Richard Johnson
    signed 2016-06-25 05:41:23 -0700
  • sheila brown
    signed 2016-06-25 05:38:33 -0700
    Sheila Brown
  • Joanne Cormier
    signed 2016-06-25 05:32:33 -0700
  • Beth Maslow
    signed 2016-06-25 05:31:20 -0700
  • Constance Pepin
    signed 2016-06-25 05:29:57 -0700
  • Jack Stansfield
    signed 2016-06-25 05:24:53 -0700
  • Selim Uzuner
    signed 2016-06-25 04:34:21 -0700
  • Matthew Norrey
    signed 2016-06-25 04:24:05 -0700
    We need people of action to ensure ours and our ecosystems future. Please stand up and be counted.
  • Carolyn Sheldon
    signed via 2016-06-25 04:22:14 -0700
  • Lucas Burdick
    signed 2016-06-25 04:15:04 -0700
  • Jill V Bremer
    signed 2016-06-25 03:47:23 -0700
    Jill Bremer
  • Janet Alderton
    signed 2016-06-25 03:08:56 -0700
    Until the cause of the Mosier oil tank car derailment is determined and the root cause(s) addressed, no oil by rail should be permitted in Washington State. It appears that the track inspection technologies (or repair schedules of detected faults) are not sufficient for detecting and correcting faults that can cause derailment of the very heavy oil tankers.
  • R. David Goldberg
    signed 2016-06-25 02:59:36 -0700
    R. David Goldberg
  • Katherine Giseburt
    signed 2016-06-25 02:54:29 -0700
    Washington can take a stance and be an important example.
  • Jared Widman
    signed 2016-06-25 02:48:08 -0700
    Jared Widman
  • Spencer Horne-Brine
    signed 2016-06-25 02:46:19 -0700
    These trains are dangerous and consist of infrastructure that only creates more opportunities for coal, oil, and gas. Its the wrong direction! We need to prepare for the sustainable future NOW, for our planet and our children!
  • Barbara Kelson
    signed 2016-06-25 02:06:44 -0700
  • Dianna MacLeod
    signed 2016-06-25 01:52:35 -0700
  • Charles Siefferman
    signed 2016-06-25 01:43:04 -0700