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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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  • David Gibson
    signed 2016-06-27 08:20:59 -0700
  • Lois Eulberg
    signed 2016-06-27 07:42:42 -0700
  • Laurie Olson
    signed via 2016-06-27 05:32:56 -0700
    LAURIE A OLSON
  • Kimberly Leeper
    signed 2016-06-27 05:17:36 -0700
  • Maria Goodman
    signed 2016-06-27 01:53:22 -0700
    Maria Goodman
  • Jeannine Chambers
    signed 2016-06-27 01:11:37 -0700
  • Sarah Spear Cooke
    signed 2016-06-27 00:38:26 -0700
  • peter lynch
    signed 2016-06-27 00:36:58 -0700
  • Martha Koester
    signed 2016-06-27 00:36:40 -0700
  • Kelly Besmer
    signed 2016-06-26 23:27:37 -0700
  • Les Berenson MD
    signed 2016-06-26 23:01:47 -0700
  • Shannon Markley
    signed 2016-06-26 22:10:55 -0700
  • Mary Coblentz
    signed 2016-06-26 21:35:19 -0700
  • Glen Anderson
    signed 2016-06-26 21:27:03 -0700
  • Gail Gensler
    signed 2016-06-26 21:10:07 -0700
  • David Newman
    signed 2016-06-26 21:06:15 -0700
  • Joe Thompson
    signed 2016-06-26 20:31:12 -0700
  • Debbie Bremner
    signed 2016-06-26 20:19:30 -0700
  • Shauna Smith
    signed 2016-06-26 20:11:14 -0700
    This is a no-brainer. Oil trains are not worth the risk. Thank you very much.
  • Saphire Blue
    signed 2016-06-26 19:26:18 -0700
  • fred karlson
    signed 2016-06-26 19:21:59 -0700
  • Monica Smith
    signed 2016-06-26 19:12:45 -0700
  • Jeremy Harding
    signed 2016-06-26 19:00:57 -0700
  • Linda Gillaspy
    signed 2016-06-26 18:53:43 -0700
    Linda Gillaspy:

    In order to save our planet for our children, we must transition off of fossil fuels as soon as possible, we cannot allow the expansion of, or the continued use of fossil fuels. Time is essential, slow is deadly and we are losing the battle.
  • Susan Carmony
    signed 2016-06-26 18:07:49 -0700
  • cynthia Linet
    signed 2016-06-26 17:45:42 -0700
    It’s time to get really serious about stopping the bomb trains altogether, not only for the sake of safety (one good explosion could cripple downtown) but for the sake of our children, grandchildren, and the planet
  • penny simpson
    signed 2016-06-26 17:31:03 -0700
  • Jason Walsh
    signed 2016-06-26 17:25:22 -0700
  • Kirsten Holm
    signed via 2016-06-26 17:11:35 -0700
  • Dave Gloger
    signed 2016-06-26 17:09:22 -0700
    Please ban all oil and coal trains from passing through Washington.