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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.

759 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Gregory Harrop
    signed 2016-06-26 17:02:26 -0700
  • Martin Talarico
    signed 2016-06-26 16:59:55 -0700
  • Gene Engene
    signed 2016-06-26 16:56:14 -0700
    This will help make alternative, sustainable energy more viable, create jobs, and help improve the infrastructure.
  • Dean Fournier
    signed 2016-06-26 16:51:29 -0700
    Dean Fournier
  • elizabeth collins
    signed 2016-06-26 16:39:22 -0700
  • John Travena
    signed 2016-06-26 16:38:03 -0700
    Oil trains are dangerous and disruptive to Washingtonians quality of life and the jobs they create are scant weighed against the annoyance and real hazard they pose. Ban them.
  • Diane George
    signed 2016-06-26 16:03:55 -0700
  • john eschen
    signed 2016-06-26 15:58:36 -0700
    If your going to hold the industry accountable, go all the way. Give them a loophole or break to use, and they will exploit it, and more people will be hurt.
  • Kay Ellison
    signed 2016-06-26 15:11:13 -0700
  • Steve Rosen
    signed 2016-06-26 14:50:04 -0700
  • Nancy Ellingham
    signed 2016-06-26 14:40:54 -0700
    Nancy Ellingham
  • Nel Mascall
    signed 2016-06-26 14:35:39 -0700
  • Leonard Wainstein
    signed 2016-06-26 14:20:59 -0700
  • Gary Cotton
    signed via 2016-06-26 13:47:29 -0700
    Gary Cotton
  • David Carrier
    signed 2016-06-26 13:45:26 -0700
  • Bruce Bonifaci
    signed 2016-06-26 13:16:05 -0700
  • Anne Thureson
    signed 2016-06-26 12:43:17 -0700
    Anne Thureson
  • John Scharbach
    signed 2016-06-26 12:34:49 -0700
  • Edith Cotton
    signed 2016-06-26 12:19:31 -0700
  • Vandana Whitney
    signed 2016-06-26 12:10:16 -0700
    Vandana Whitney
  • Vicki Bekkers
    signed 2016-06-26 11:55:13 -0700
  • Louise Debreczeny
    signed 2016-06-26 11:43:01 -0700
  • taggart howland
    signed 2016-06-26 11:25:28 -0700
  • Bill Phipps
    signed 2016-06-26 10:09:30 -0700
    No more oil trains!

    No more coal exports!
  • Lynda Cunningham
    signed 2016-06-26 09:37:22 -0700
    LYNDA CUNNINGHAM
  • Paul Mailman
    signed 2016-06-26 08:50:10 -0700
  • Ellen McKinley
    signed 2016-06-26 08:31:15 -0700
  • Becky Stanley
    signed 2016-06-26 08:28:51 -0700
  • Marna Porath
    signed 2016-06-26 08:28:44 -0700
  • Julianne Martinson
    signed 2016-06-26 08:15:51 -0700