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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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  • Steve Leigh
    signed 2016-06-24 23:21:26 -0700
  • Carey Gersten
    signed 2016-06-24 23:20:01 -0700
    Carey
  • Thomas Sheridan
    signed 2016-06-24 23:18:25 -0700
    Thomas P. Sheridan
  • Bruce Shilling
    signed 2016-06-24 23:17:45 -0700
  • Janet Hedgepath
    signed 2016-06-24 23:16:04 -0700
    Janet Hedgepath
  • Susan Miller
    signed 2016-06-24 23:15:36 -0700
    Susan Miller
  • robert brown
    signed 2016-06-24 23:15:35 -0700
  • Jerry Kessinger
    signed 2016-06-24 23:13:18 -0700
    Help protect our planet and it’s people from corporate greed!
  • Alec and Sandy McDougall
    signed 2016-06-24 23:10:27 -0700
    Alec and Sandy McDougall
  • Nova Berkshires
    signed 2016-06-24 23:10:14 -0700
  • Catherine Ross
    signed 2016-06-24 23:09:05 -0700
    Catherine Ross
  • Stephen Price
    signed 2016-06-24 23:06:36 -0700
    Convert to renewable energy NOW!
  • Elizabeth Stanton
    signed 2016-06-24 23:05:07 -0700
  • Matt Schneider
    signed 2016-06-24 23:04:46 -0700
  • Sharon Wilson
    signed 2016-06-24 23:04:28 -0700
  • Rita Selin
    signed 2016-06-24 23:03:58 -0700
  • Craig Henry
    signed 2016-06-24 23:01:38 -0700
  • Vanessa Skantze
    signed 2016-06-24 23:00:40 -0700
  • Guy Chan
    signed 2016-06-24 22:58:17 -0700
  • Ian James
    signed 2016-06-24 22:57:49 -0700
  • Lona Sepessy
    signed 2016-06-24 22:55:20 -0700
    Lona Sepessy
  • Scott Bishop
    signed 2016-06-24 22:55:09 -0700
    Scott Bishop
  • Candace LaPorte
    signed 2016-06-24 22:51:24 -0700
  • Shirley Shimada
    signed 2016-06-24 22:50:44 -0700
    Mas & Shirley Shimada
  • Ruchi Stair
    signed 2016-06-24 22:47:25 -0700
    The oil trains are a hazard to the communities they pass through. Imagine if a derailment happened as a train passes by Safeco field or along the Seattle waterfront. Oil is on the decline in the US, and China has plans to decrease its oil use. Why wait until the climate has passed the tipping point? Please fast- forward our plans for green and SAFE energy.
  • Fred Campbell
    signed 2016-06-24 22:46:20 -0700
    Governor Inslee,

    I’m very concerned about what sounds like a fading away of your “green governor” status. Your willingness to assure public safety and environmental sustainability by stopping big oil proposals for additional oil train activity is critical. Your actions are being carefully watched.
  • Sharon Miller
    signed 2016-06-24 22:41:39 -0700
  • Colleen Roman
    signed 2016-06-24 22:38:33 -0700
  • Marian Gillis
    signed 2016-06-24 22:38:28 -0700
    Marian Gillis
  • Valerie Anderson
    signed 2016-06-24 22:37:27 -0700