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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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  • Susan Evans
    signed 2016-07-01 15:24:34 -0700
  • Jane Metcalfe
    signed 2016-07-01 15:19:49 -0700
  • Mira Leslie
    signed 2016-07-01 15:15:48 -0700
    Mira Leslie—seattle
  • Rusty West
    signed 2016-07-01 14:55:52 -0700
    Oil trains have NO PLACE in the CLIMATE RECOVERY that is URGENTLY NEEDED. Thanks!
  • Iris Antman
    signed 2016-07-01 14:40:50 -0700
  • Brian & Carole Reid
    signed 2016-07-01 13:58:43 -0700
  • Anne DeMelle
    signed 2016-07-01 13:51:15 -0700
  • Karen Richter
    signed 2016-07-01 13:29:29 -0700
  • Todd Davsion
    signed 2016-07-01 13:16:25 -0700
  • Alec Connon
    signed 2016-07-01 13:11:26 -0700
  • Cynthia Moir
    signed 2016-07-01 12:49:00 -0700
  • Richard Hodgin
    signed 2016-07-01 12:38:16 -0700
    Stop ALL oil bomb trains.
  • David Edwards
    signed 2016-07-01 12:37:05 -0700
  • Tracy Ball
    signed 2016-07-01 12:22:23 -0700
  • Marian Cruz
    signed 2016-07-01 12:19:46 -0700
  • Margo Rolf
    signed 2016-07-01 12:14:53 -0700
  • Suzanne Hare
    signed 2016-07-01 12:06:47 -0700
    Oil trains are a environmental hazard and need to be stopped!

    Instead of polluting the earth with oil products we need to switch to green energy!
  • Stan Finkelstein
    signed via 2016-06-30 22:58:07 -0700
  • Margaret Larrick
    signed 2016-06-30 17:03:35 -0700
  • Shari Rosner
    signed via 2016-06-30 02:05:18 -0700
  • Elizabeth Heath
    signed via 2016-06-29 22:58:42 -0700
  • John Niendorf
    signed 2016-06-29 22:50:56 -0700
  • Rick Harlan
    signed 2016-06-29 21:42:07 -0700
    We don’t really have time to play politics the way we used to, do we! It’s the oil. It’s the trains on the tracks, not the particular company. Please do your part to keep it in the Ground.
  • Joan Bowers
    signed via 2016-06-29 21:30:43 -0700
    Joan Bowers
  • Constance Lee
    signed 2016-06-29 21:20:50 -0700
    constance lee
  • Mercedita del Valle
    signed 2016-06-29 20:53:11 -0700
  • Frances Hogan
    signed 2016-06-29 19:09:15 -0700
    Please ban oil trains. They are disasters.
  • Alice Speers
    signed 2016-06-29 18:59:14 -0700
  • Paula Chester
    signed via 2016-06-29 16:11:07 -0700
    Paula Chester
  • Carol Anne Maiers
    signed 2016-06-29 15:14:09 -0700
    I live yards from the RR track and if a derailment like in Oregon happened I would be vaporized. And so would hundreds of low income seniors whose housing is in such a venerable location. Why are we housed here? The words “low income” says it all.