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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?

  • LauraJane Curtis
    signed 2016-06-26 08:11:22 -0700
  • David Kendall
    signed 2016-06-26 07:49:57 -0700
    Dear Governor Inslee, you are someone I have always looked up to for leadership on Climate Change. I now look to your wisdom and leadership to make the tough choices that are needed if we are ever going to make progress on addressing climate change. We simply have to move away from fossil fuel forms of energy, and we need to permanently ban ALL oil trains now. They pose a serious threat to communities and continue to promote fossil fuel energy instead of moving to more sustainable forms of energy.
  • Nicole Bradford
    signed 2016-06-26 06:36:00 -0700
  • Behnosh Najafi
    signed 2016-06-26 06:08:23 -0700
  • Maggie Rose
    signed 2016-06-26 06:04:48 -0700
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  • Carrie Tsai
    signed 2016-06-26 04:47:19 -0700
  • Tanya Maurer
    signed 2016-06-26 04:35:16 -0700
  • Christiane Reid
    signed 2016-06-26 02:06:57 -0700
    This is not a small issue. Don’t turn a blind eye!
  • Jo Morgan
    signed 2016-06-26 01:23:33 -0700
  • Richard Grassl
    signed 2016-06-25 23:32:23 -0700
  • France Morrow
    signed 2016-06-25 23:22:58 -0700
  • Laurie Almoslino
    signed 2016-06-25 22:58:15 -0700
    We cannot continue ‘business as usual’ – and we cannot lead on climate change while allowing Bakken oil trains through our state, and building more coal and oil terminals. NO MORE. We are running out of time – every day you read about droughts, extreme weather events, flooding and wildfires. How many people have to die from flooding/fires and how many acres of lands ruined and how many buildings destroyed before we take this climate emergency seriously?
  • Tony Hardy
    signed 2016-06-25 22:40:28 -0700
    Let’s run our beautiful planet on clean renewable non-polluting energy from solar, wind and waves.
  • William Justis
    signed 2016-06-25 22:18:09 -0700
    We must stop Balkan crude oil shipments now before there is more damage and risk of life.
  • Yonit Yogev
    signed 2016-06-25 22:15:59 -0700
  • Robyn Smith
    signed 2016-06-25 22:09:36 -0700
  • Bill Aston
    signed 2016-06-25 22:05:57 -0700
    It’s more then an oversight of the railroad not taking into account a few spikes or bolts. We are transporting time bombs.
  • Sibyl Glasby
    signed via 2016-06-25 22:04:41 -0700
  • Daniel Schwenk
    signed 2016-06-25 22:01:34 -0700
  • Charna Klein
    signed 2016-06-25 22:00:52 -0700
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  • Erik Kittle
    signed 2016-06-25 21:20:14 -0700
  • Paul Fellows
    signed 2016-06-25 21:01:51 -0700
    Its time to end the madness of transporting explosive crude by train through our communities – all trains!
  • L Parker
    signed 2016-06-25 20:49:09 -0700
  • David Zink
    signed 2016-06-25 20:42:05 -0700
  • Skye McKnight
    signed 2016-06-25 20:17:08 -0700
  • Sandra Smith
    signed 2016-06-25 20:15:47 -0700
  • Mike Bessler
    signed 2016-06-25 20:02:00 -0700
  • jean slocum
    signed 2016-06-25 19:50:44 -0700
  • Susan Kilgore
    signed 2016-06-25 19:43:02 -0700
  • Mike and Kathy Sherman
    signed 2016-06-25 19:20:32 -0700