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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.

1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Cal Roberts
    signed 2016-06-27 21:57:27 -0700
  • Rebecca Stinson
    signed 2016-06-27 21:54:05 -0700
  • Jon Hiesfelter
    signed 2016-06-27 21:29:23 -0700
  • Chris Dizon
    signed 2016-06-27 21:20:10 -0700
    Give your children a safer world.
  • Calvin White
    signed 2016-06-27 21:07:47 -0700
    When I was in Spokane for a church gathering,my trip home on Amtrak was delayed over 2 hours waiting for the passage of oil tankers.It goes to show that the oil barons value oil over human lives.

    Calvin M White

    Licensed undriver, alternative tranportation advocate,and anti-big business activist.

  • Laura Robinson
    signed 2016-06-27 20:48:47 -0700
    We have something in common Gov. Inslee! You aren’t interested in half measures. I’m not interested in politicians who are interested in half measures. #keepitintheground #NoMoreBombTrains
  • Ralph Sanders
    signed 2016-06-27 18:44:52 -0700
  • Brian Lewis
    signed 2016-06-27 18:11:41 -0700
  • Stacie Gilkeson
    signed 2016-06-27 18:01:39 -0700
  • Tom Rail
    signed 2016-06-27 17:12:35 -0700
    Tom Rail
  • Edward Crouch
    signed 2016-06-27 16:43:00 -0700
  • Karen Helland
    signed 2016-06-27 15:55:27 -0700
    Must ban all oil trains. We must find alternative energy. Time is not. Planet cannot wait. Now is the time.
  • Carlo Voli
    signed 2016-06-27 15:52:26 -0700
  • Susan Little
    signed 2016-06-27 15:46:30 -0700
  • Ruby Philips
    signed 2016-06-27 15:18:45 -0700
    Gov. Inslee, be truly green & courageous, and ban oil trains to protect our people and other living beings who are trying to live in the geographic boundaries of what is called Washington state.
  • Diane Adkin
    signed 2016-06-27 14:47:24 -0700
  • Deborah Reilly
    signed 2016-06-27 13:46:55 -0700
  • Don Jacobson
    signed 2016-06-27 12:51:39 -0700
    The Majority have been clear on our intent on this issue – repeatedly. The question is whether our political leadership follows Democracy and the will of the Majority, or whether they support corporate fascism (thinly veiled as Capitalism), along with the full-frontal assault on our environment for the sake of one-generational profits for the few at the expense of the many.
  • Loreta Wood
    signed 2016-06-27 12:13:28 -0700
  • Robin Bloomgarden
    signed 2016-06-27 11:37:37 -0700
  • marylyn miller
    signed 2016-06-27 11:11:21 -0700
    marylyn miller
  • Kathleen Gylland
    signed 2016-06-27 10:47:10 -0700
  • Miranda Taylor
    signed 2016-06-27 10:36:05 -0700
  • Pamela Clark
    signed 2016-06-27 10:29:56 -0700
    Pamela Clark
  • Beth DeRooy
    signed 2016-06-27 10:15:45 -0700
  • Aidan Carroll
    signed 2016-06-27 10:13:26 -0700
    I got myself arrested for second-degree trespass with the Farm-To-Market 52 on the tracks to the Skagit County Shell and Tesoro refineries, the land on which they sit having been unconstitutionally eminent-domained by President Grant from the Swinomish Reservation in 1873. It’s time to respect indigenous Salish peoples, their climate, and their land, recognizing that we Europeans (I’m a white man from Wallingford, Ingraham class of 2015) are only guests in the home of another. Accordingly, it’s time to stop the bomb trains. Voluntary simplicity with regards to plastics and electricity, let alone car culture that’s done so much harm to our communities with the space it takes up and the gases it puts out and the demand it drives for violence for more oil. We’ll make sure you get re-elected, Governor. Now let’s stop the trains!
  • Lucy Smith
    signed 2016-06-27 10:01:29 -0700
  • Gary Ireland
    signed 2016-06-27 08:49:47 -0700
  • Alys Kennedy
    signed 2016-06-27 08:45:00 -0700
    If we are to save our environment, our world, we must stop all transport of oil and other fossil fuels. That would also include stopping the extraction and use of fossil fuels. A first step is to put a moratorium on oil trains. Please do that, NOW!
  • Janet Way
    signed 2016-06-27 08:33:33 -0700