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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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  • Barry Hutchinson
    signed 2016-06-24 21:13:04 -0700
  • Brian Grao
    signed 2016-06-24 21:13:04 -0700
    Brian Grad
  • Judith Coates
    signed 2016-06-24 21:12:49 -0700
    Judith Coates
  • Vince Mendieta
    signed 2016-06-24 21:12:12 -0700
  • Timothy Smith
    signed 2016-06-24 21:11:33 -0700
    Leave it in the ground.
  • Jonis Davis
    signed 2016-06-24 21:11:29 -0700
  • Carrie Lafferty
    signed 2016-06-24 21:10:40 -0700
  • Michelle Jacobsen
    signed 2016-06-24 21:10:25 -0700
  • Elaine Phelps
    signed 2016-06-24 21:09:17 -0700
    Which will be the next oil train disaster if some are banned but others are allowed to run through our state?
  • Elaine Phelps
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 21:08:58 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • Lou Rowan
    signed 2016-06-24 21:08:50 -0700
  • Gregory Penchoen
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 21:08:46 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • David Pyles
    signed 2016-06-24 21:08:46 -0700
    I live a half mile from one of the railroads these trains travel on, I am greatly concerned about the use of these trains.
  • Nancy Shimeall
    signed 2016-06-24 21:08:37 -0700
    Governor, you must act now, please, it is morally right!
  • Tom Stoner
    signed 2016-06-24 21:08:26 -0700
  • Derek Hoshiko
    signed 2016-06-24 21:07:58 -0700
  • Carol Else
    signed 2016-06-24 21:07:57 -0700
  • Joe Wiederhold
    @JoeWiederhold tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-24 21:07:48 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains. http://350seattle.nationbuilder.com/banoiltrains?recruiter_id=8966
  • Joe Wiederhold
    signed 2016-06-24 21:07:26 -0700
    Joe Wiederhold
  • Gregory Penchoen
    signed 2016-06-24 21:07:08 -0700
  • Gayle Janzen
    signed 2016-06-24 21:06:40 -0700
    Unless ALL oil trains are banned, a short moratorium on UP’s oil trains is useless. Sounds like a symbolic gesture to me. Shameful.
  • Kevin Hughes
    signed 2016-06-24 21:06:16 -0700
    Kevin Hughes
  • Don Thomsen
    signed 2016-06-24 21:06:10 -0700
  • Lakota Crystal
    signed 2016-06-24 21:05:53 -0700
    Lakota Crystal
  • Amarinthia Torres
    signed 2016-06-24 21:05:52 -0700
    We need bold and swift action to invest in renewables…no more dirty oil and coal!
  • Ellen Epstein
    signed 2016-06-24 21:05:20 -0700
    Ellen Epstein
  • Michael Symonds
    signed 2016-06-24 21:05:09 -0700
    Michael Symonds
  • Carol Baldwin
    signed 2016-06-24 21:04:53 -0700
  • Matt Johnson
    signed 2016-06-24 21:04:15 -0700
  • Leslie Scott
    signed 2016-06-24 21:04:04 -0700