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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

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  • Margaret Hashmi
    signed 2016-07-02 22:35:08 -0700
  • Carlann Copps
    signed 2016-07-02 15:56:16 -0700
    This is important to many of your constituents. These trains ho through our towns.
  • Marcia Clarke
    signed 2016-07-02 13:11:14 -0700
  • Mary Paynter
    signed 2016-07-02 11:41:16 -0700
  • Robert Nuffer
    signed 2016-07-02 11:21:09 -0700
  • Peter Holcomb
    signed 2016-07-02 10:45:35 -0700
  • Maradel Gale
    signed 2016-07-02 10:03:51 -0700
  • Mark Hennon
    signed 2016-07-02 09:54:24 -0700
    Soulless corporations are money zombies. If government does not stop them, we must change government.
  • abigail haddock
    signed via 2016-07-02 09:31:32 -0700
    I live near the tracks and when there are oil cars my house shakes.
  • Tanette Landon
    signed via 2016-07-02 09:31:06 -0700
  • Rochele Gardner
    signed via 2016-07-02 09:26:49 -0700
  • Rhona Sykes
    signed via 2016-07-02 09:05:36 -0700
  • Dorothy Wayne
    signed 2016-07-02 09:02:37 -0700
  • Linda Novenski
    signed via 2016-07-02 08:48:03 -0700
    Linda Novenski
  • Maggie Walker
    signed 2016-07-02 08:15:51 -0700
  • monte price
    signed via 2016-07-02 07:29:41 -0700
    monte price
  • becky winslow
    signed via 2016-07-02 07:05:53 -0700
  • James Donaldson
    signed 2016-07-01 23:50:11 -0700
  • nancy corr
    signed 2016-07-01 23:25:55 -0700
  • M Chessin
    signed 2016-07-01 23:08:23 -0700
  • Imogene Williams
    signed via 2016-07-01 22:02:05 -0700
    the fossil fuel companies plan to make WA their hub, with a dozen terminals .Do we want to be America;s Lac Megantic?
  • Carol Torchia
    signed 2016-07-01 21:49:17 -0700
  • Dorothy Chambless
    signed 2016-07-01 21:03:21 -0700
  • joan kendall
    signed 2016-07-01 18:51:22 -0700
    this needs to stop!!!!
  • Denise Skeeter
    signed via 2016-07-01 17:24:40 -0700
    GO Green Energy stop SpOILing the environment!!
  • Charlene Lauzon
    signed 2016-07-01 17:21:33 -0700
    Charlene Lauzon
  • JoAnn Keenan
    signed via 2016-07-01 17:09:23 -0700
  • Helen W Read
    signed 2016-07-01 16:48:21 -0700
  • Mary Pinckert
    signed 2016-07-01 15:54:35 -0700
  • Lisa Thomas
    signed 2016-07-01 15:32:59 -0700
    Oil trains are a lose lose situation for WA. Oil trains sustain fracking. They pose a health hazard for residents of WA.