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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.

1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Barry Holzer
    signed 2016-06-24 22:35:17 -0700
  • George Bedirian
    signed 2016-06-24 22:35:00 -0700
  • Irene Bensinger
    signed 2016-06-24 22:34:27 -0700
  • Alice Tobias
    signed 2016-06-24 22:34:17 -0700
  • Janice Waite
    signed 2016-06-24 22:33:47 -0700
  • Christy Papadakis
    signed 2016-06-24 22:30:50 -0700
  • Elliot Stoller
    signed 2016-06-24 22:30:25 -0700
  • Katy Mcfadden
    signed 2016-06-24 22:28:39 -0700
    no more oil trains. keep it in the ground. ok?
  • Diane Smith
    signed 2016-06-24 22:28:15 -0700
  • Lynn Colson
    signed 2016-06-24 22:27:30 -0700
  • Becky and John Castilleja
    signed 2016-06-24 22:27:20 -0700
    I don’t want me or other Seattle residents to continue to live in fear that their lives and livelihoods will end in a fireball of Bakken crude!!

    Stop the dangerous transport by BNSF and other carriers of explosive crude through populated areas!
  • Deborah Gandolfo
    signed 2016-06-24 22:25:37 -0700
  • Penny Cash
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 22:24:20 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • Larry Fox
    signed 2016-06-24 22:24:03 -0700
    Almost daily BNSF plans to run 100+ car oil trains just to Anacortes, going down the Columbia Gorge, thru mid-sized cities and rural towns along the way, not to mention the entire Seattle-Tacoma metroplex, then along the coast line of Puget Sound thru Edmonds-Mukilteo-Everett, where yearly there are several mud-slides that halt train traffic (derail trains??), and finally thru Mt. Vernon and the Skagit Valley farmlands. Yikes!!! Disasters waiting to happen. Stop the Oil Trains!!!!!
  • Penny Cash
    signed 2016-06-24 22:23:04 -0700
    Thankyou 350 and everyone who cares about banning oil trains….
  • Trina Cooper
    signed 2016-06-24 22:22:35 -0700
    trina cooper
  • Sue Berlin
    signed 2016-06-24 22:22:15 -0700
  • David Arntson
    signed 2016-06-24 22:21:14 -0700
  • kimberlee brillhart
    signed 2016-06-24 22:21:07 -0700
  • Mike Conlan
    signed 2016-06-24 22:20:59 -0700
  • Susan Finkel
    signed 2016-06-24 22:20:01 -0700
    Just returned from the rally for you with Obama and you speaking. I was impressed with your talk. But, you need to get all the coal cars in Washington State stopped; we cannot allow this dangerous situation to continue. You sound like you really care, but you need to go all in to make a change. This is the time for courage. You will not win or lose on this issue, but you will contribute to making the state cleaner and safer.
  • Mark Hamlin
    signed 2016-06-24 22:19:08 -0700
    It is time to stop making all people pay for the BNSF profiteers. There are other options for energy. Stop selling our health to make profits for a few.
  • Margie Bone
    signed 2016-06-24 22:15:38 -0700
    I would like you to ban ALL oil trains, not specifying Bakken crude. I wouldn’t give the oil and rail companies the chance to say ‘oh, but we’ve modified it so it’s not “Bakken crude” now.’
  • Stephen Morrissey
    signed 2016-06-24 22:14:17 -0700
  • Lue Budinick
    signed 2016-06-24 22:12:19 -0700
  • Jan Keller
    signed 2016-06-24 22:11:55 -0700
  • Jonny Hahn
    signed 2016-06-24 22:10:57 -0700
  • Agatha Fletcher
    signed 2016-06-24 22:10:57 -0700
  • Jared Howe
    signed 2016-06-24 22:10:21 -0700
    These are rolling bomb trains. PLEASE protect our communities Governor Inslee!
  • Robert von Tobel
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 22:10:15 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.