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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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  • Marian Schwarzenbach
    signed 2016-06-25 01:35:01 -0700
    Marian Schwarzenbach
  • Lois Werner
    signed 2016-06-25 01:29:46 -0700
  • Doris (Jody) Wilson
    signed 2016-06-25 01:24:33 -0700
  • Kai Strandskov
    signed 2016-06-25 01:21:59 -0700
  • E Ellis
    signed 2016-06-25 00:55:56 -0700
    Act boldly to protect our state from an oil spill. Act bravely to keep fossil fuels in the ground for the health and welfare of the planet.
  • Jackie Minchew
    signed via 2016-06-25 00:40:49 -0700
    The right thing isn’t always the easy thing, but you do it anyway.
  • Mark Walker
    signed 2016-06-25 00:22:06 -0700
    Mark Walker
  • Marlene Meyer
    signed 2016-06-25 00:21:40 -0700
    Marlene Meyer
  • Jack Burke
    signed 2016-06-25 00:20:53 -0700
  • Margretta Voinot-Baron
    signed 2016-06-25 00:11:56 -0700
    There is no courage needed in banning oil trains, just common sense. Governor Inslee, use the common sense we think you still have. Thank you.
  • Tim Burns
    signed 2016-06-25 00:11:51 -0700
    Tim Burns
  • Glenn Phillips
    signed 2016-06-25 00:10:05 -0700
  • D'Arlyn Jessica Wilde
    signed 2016-06-25 00:09:48 -0700
  • Deborah Efron
    signed 2016-06-25 00:06:18 -0700
    Deborah Efron
  • Lloyd Johnston
    signed 2016-06-25 00:05:20 -0700
    Thank you for being the best governor tat Washington State has had in over 50 years. Your environmental programs ar better than everything we have seen (ever). Anything that you can do ti minimize fossil fuel trains wil mark you as the greatest Governor that Washington State has had!
  • Barbara Powers
    signed 2016-06-24 23:54:29 -0700
  • Andrea Radich
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 23:41:54 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • Andrea Radich
    signed 2016-06-24 23:41:36 -0700
  • Indigo Summer
    signed 2016-06-24 23:41:34 -0700
  • Ruth Schultz
    signed 2016-06-24 23:41:00 -0700
  • Anne Cox
    signed 2016-06-24 23:40:26 -0700
  • Jim Bernthal
    signed 2016-06-24 23:40:17 -0700
    Thanks for ur work on stopping oil trains, fossil fuel export terminals, and other big contributors to life-threatening climate change and global warming!
  • Marty Adams
    signed 2016-06-24 23:37:27 -0700
    Stop the pollution of our state and planet.
  • Susan Helf
    signed 2016-06-24 23:35:26 -0700
  • Andrew Luk
    signed 2016-06-24 23:32:36 -0700
  • Rebecca Rickabaugh
    signed 2016-06-24 23:32:07 -0700
  • Jennifer Pittman
    signed 2016-06-24 23:31:04 -0700
  • Bev Bassett
    signed 2016-06-24 23:27:23 -0700
    Bev Bassett
  • Lisa Marcus
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 23:23:31 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • Jennifer Sprague
    signed 2016-06-24 23:21:58 -0700