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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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  • Robert von Tobel
    signed 2016-06-24 22:10:00 -0700
  • Kathryn Wallace
    signed 2016-06-24 22:09:56 -0700
  • Heather Carrie
    signed 2016-06-24 22:07:02 -0700
  • Sara Bhakti was
    signed 2016-06-24 22:06:12 -0700
    Trade is very important to Washington State’s economy. What is even more important? Our environment!
  • Diane Hetrick
    signed 2016-06-24 22:05:29 -0700
    Diane Hetrick
  • Judith Alexander
    signed 2016-06-24 22:04:18 -0700
    fossil fuel is so last century. we need to move on from it.
  • Linda Kelley
    signed 2016-06-24 22:03:36 -0700
    Linda Kelley
  • Harriet Platts
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 22:02:46 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • Harriet Platts
    signed 2016-06-24 22:02:16 -0700
  • Arlene Kane
    signed 2016-06-24 22:00:05 -0700
  • Noemie Vassilakis
    signed 2016-06-24 21:59:46 -0700
  • Mark Leed
    signed 2016-06-24 21:58:43 -0700
    Mark Leed
  • Deborah Ellman
    signed 2016-06-24 21:58:26 -0700
  • Chiara D'Angelo
    signed 2016-06-24 21:58:24 -0700
  • Mike Rummerfield
    signed 2016-06-24 21:58:00 -0700

    I’m surprised by your move to only call for a halt (temporary) on Union Pacific trains. I was under the impression that you represented the people and have donated to your election campaign based on that assumption. Please call for a halt on all oil trains in WA for all the reasons I’m sure you’re aware of.

    Thank you.
  • Mary Sheffield
    signed 2016-06-24 21:56:52 -0700
    Mary Sheffield
  • Mike Ellison
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 21:56:49 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • Mike Ellison
    signed 2016-06-24 21:56:20 -0700
    I live in Vancouver where our city center, city hall, and the farmer’s market I will shop in tomorrow morning is a quarter mile from the oil train tracks. I large derailment and fire would destroy our city center, could kill many hundreds, displace thousands, and set back our development for decades. All this in order accelerate global warming! This unacceptable and you must act accordingly – now.
  • Karen Husted
    signed 2016-06-24 21:55:56 -0700
    Karen Husted
  • Nolen Scott
    signed 2016-06-24 21:55:04 -0700
  • Ryan Provonsha
    signed 2016-06-24 21:54:52 -0700
    Ryan Provonsha
  • Katie Frevert
    signed 2016-06-24 21:51:26 -0700
    Governor- please act now to stop ALL Bakken crude oil trains. This is a human health imperative. Two workers on a mile long train?? Who is running that company? Governor -please keep us safe.

    The tracks belong to all of us.
  • Mark Ashley
    signed 2016-06-24 21:50:51 -0700
  • Bonnieclare Erling
    signed 2016-06-24 21:50:18 -0700
  • Patricia Murphy
    signed 2016-06-24 21:48:54 -0700
    We cannot afford anymore oil spills-enough is enough!
  • Asphodel Denning
    signed 2016-06-24 21:48:51 -0700
  • Kate Nelson
    signed 2016-06-24 21:48:45 -0700
    We don’t want any of these trains running through our communities!
  • Hugh R MacMillan
    signed 2016-06-24 21:48:37 -0700
  • Peggy Bruton
    signed 2016-06-24 21:47:30 -0700
  • Patricia Ortiz
    signed 2016-06-24 21:47:21 -0700