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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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  • Aaron Adams
    signed 2016-06-24 21:47:06 -0700
  • Richard Blakney
    signed 2016-06-24 21:46:58 -0700
  • Roarke Jennings
    signed 2016-06-24 21:46:36 -0700
  • Barbara Boudreau
    signed 2016-06-24 21:45:59 -0700
  • Janet Feiring
    signed 2016-06-24 21:45:27 -0700
    ALL OIL TRAINS!!!!
  • Patricia Holm
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 21:45:25 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • Patricia Holm
    signed 2016-06-24 21:45:09 -0700
    Patricia A. Holm
  • Kathleen Mason
    signed 2016-06-24 21:44:20 -0700
  • Elizabeth Margolis
    signed 2016-06-24 21:43:16 -0700
    Oil AND COAL TRAINS run very close to my home. I live 1 mile away from Mukilteo and so of those oil trains run those tracks daily. They run right between homes and the Sound. PLEASE HELP!!!
  • Wesley Banks
    signed 2016-06-24 21:41:32 -0700
    The train going through Cle Elum is just as dangerous as one coming up from Oregon through Longview.
  • Richard Germiller
    signed 2016-06-24 21:40:58 -0700
    Richard Germiller III
  • Matthew Horwitz
    signed 2016-06-24 21:40:55 -0700
    Past time for half measures. As you said yourself this should not be a symbolic measure. Make it real. Protect our children’s future and withdrawl the DOE appeal as well. A very concerned citizen with growing doubts about how to vote in next election.

    Matthew
  • Elena Rumiantseva
    signed 2016-06-24 21:39:49 -0700
  • Sara Airoldi
    signed 2016-06-24 21:39:17 -0700
    Sara Airoldi
  • Steve Rosenman
    signed 2016-06-24 21:39:14 -0700
  • Phil Palios
    signed 2016-06-24 21:38:55 -0700
    Now is the time to take action and continue to set an example for environmentally-conscious leadership.
  • Kelly Fine
    signed 2016-06-24 21:38:16 -0700
  • Jeanne Keckler
    signed 2016-06-24 21:37:11 -0700
  • Nancy Goodwin
    signed 2016-06-24 21:36:54 -0700
    Nancy Goodwin
  • Glenda Carper
    signed 2016-06-24 21:35:34 -0700
    Glenda Carper
  • Robert Gould
    signed 2016-06-24 21:35:31 -0700
    Robert Gould
  • JoDee Creighton
    signed 2016-06-24 21:35:08 -0700
    JoDee Creighton
  • Lucas Thomas-Canfield
    signed 2016-06-24 21:33:16 -0700
    Y’all are dope as hell! Way to tell the President to his face!
  • Lisa Papp
    signed 2016-06-24 21:32:27 -0700
  • Tina McKim
    signed 2016-06-24 21:31:44 -0700
    Tina McKim
  • Libby Hazen
    signed 2016-06-24 21:31:21 -0700
  • David McInturff
    signed 2016-06-24 21:31:10 -0700
  • Shelley Baxter
    signed 2016-06-24 21:29:41 -0700
  • Katherine German
    signed 2016-06-24 21:29:38 -0700
  • Bobbie Morgan
    signed 2016-06-24 21:29:20 -0700