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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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  • Diane Jacobs
    signed 2016-06-24 21:03:47 -0700
  • Steven Gregory
    signed 2016-06-24 21:02:28 -0700
    Steven Gregory
  • Kathleen Wolfe
    signed 2016-06-24 21:01:34 -0700
    Kathleen Wolfe
  • Carol Turner
    signed 2016-06-24 21:01:18 -0700
    Carol Turner
  • Kurtis Dengler
    signed 2016-06-24 20:57:06 -0700
  • Jordan Van Voast
    signed 2016-06-24 20:21:59 -0700
  • Laurie Dougherty
    signed 2016-06-24 20:21:17 -0700
    Laurie Dougherty
  • Ingrid Hinton
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-24 20:12:37 -0700
    Sign this petition to Gov. Inslee: Lead on climate - reject oil trains.
  • Ingrid Hinton
    signed 2016-06-24 20:12:03 -0700
    When are we going to stop this insanity? Do we really have to wait til it explodes in a big city, killing and polluting the atmosphere and water that is so precious? Put these criminals in jail! These evil corporations can pollute and kill and never get in trouble! I’m sick of it!
  • Ellen Finkelstein
    signed 2016-06-24 20:10:41 -0700
  • Michael Smith
    signed 2016-06-24 20:08:55 -0700
  • Jo Vance
    signed 2016-06-24 19:56:32 -0700
  • Whitney Howe
    signed 2016-06-24 19:55:39 -0700
  • Brooks Anderson
    signed 2016-06-24 19:42:42 -0700
  • Fred Hall
    signed 2016-06-24 19:04:47 -0700
    Fred Hall
  • Luna Wallin-Ford
    signed 2016-06-24 17:09:56 -0700
  • Alice Lockhart
    signed 2016-06-24 13:26:53 -0700
    We know that Bakken crude in the latest safest tank cars on recently inspected tracks, explodes. Are we waiting for this to happen on the tracks by the stadiums in Seattle? Next to a school on a windy day? While passing an Amtrack train full of passengers? Please stop this madness.
  • Valerie Costa
    signed 2016-06-24 00:01:17 -0700
  • David Perk
    signed 2016-06-23 18:45:29 -0700
  • Emily Johnston
    signed 2016-06-23 17:37:38 -0700