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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
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  • wendy wharton
    signed 2016-06-25 19:17:59 -0700
  • Nancy Watson
    signed 2016-06-25 19:01:25 -0700
  • Karen Genest
    signed 2016-06-25 18:59:04 -0700
  • Clayton Jones
    signed 2016-06-25 18:58:15 -0700
  • Jen McGill
    signed 2016-06-25 18:56:17 -0700
  • Mary Sebek
    signed 2016-06-25 18:55:29 -0700
    Please do the right thing for Washington State! Mary Sebek
  • Michael Chutich
    signed 2016-06-25 18:48:25 -0700
  • Amber Olsen
    signed 2016-06-25 18:44:37 -0700
  • Elaine Bradbee
    signed 2016-06-25 18:26:33 -0700
  • Wendy Fields-Lardie
    signed 2016-06-25 18:04:44 -0700
  • Elena Fetter
    signed 2016-06-25 18:04:03 -0700
    Elena Fetter
  • James Sundberg
    signed 2016-06-25 18:03:17 -0700
    An accident in Washington State is a major concern, but the destination of this oil is tankers on the high seas, where another accident would be equally bad, with very high costs and no real clean up methods available.
  • Eric Fosburgh
    signed 2016-06-25 17:42:39 -0700
  • Catherine Pottinger
    signed 2016-06-25 17:14:25 -0700
  • Joanne Schoettler
    signed 2016-06-25 17:09:34 -0700
    Keep it in the Ground! It’s the moral imperative!
  • Christina Villalobos
    signed 2016-06-25 17:07:31 -0700
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  • Leland Hinton
    signed 2016-06-25 16:49:28 -0700
  • Roger Chapanis
    signed via 2016-06-25 16:46:42 -0700
  • Ridgely Fuller
    signed via 2016-06-25 16:40:01 -0700
    Ridgely Fuller
  • Araya Sol
    signed 2016-06-25 16:30:14 -0700
  • Catherine Carey
    signed 2016-06-25 16:11:37 -0700
  • Rachel McDonald
    signed 2016-06-25 16:07:02 -0700
  • Mona McNeil
    signed 2016-06-25 16:01:22 -0700
    All oil trains are dangerous, not just Union Pacific.
  • Greg Spe;tz
    signed 2016-06-25 15:43:08 -0700
  • Lynne Oulman
    signed 2016-06-25 15:26:09 -0700
  • Linda Reilly
    signed 2016-06-25 15:23:08 -0700
  • Lisa Halpern
    signed 2016-06-25 15:20:33 -0700
  • Leila Blair
    signed 2016-06-25 15:13:00 -0700
  • Thomas Koontz
    signed 2016-06-25 15:01:09 -0700
  • Bill Colvin
    signed 2016-06-25 14:51:27 -0700
    Ban the oil trains. All of them.

    No new fossil fuel infrastructure.

    Invest in, build, and use renewable energy wherever possible.

    I live in Spokane, where oil trains rumble through downtown every day.

    I want to leave my children a planet that is in better condition than I received, not worse.

    I am doing and will continue to do my part.

    Do your part as Governor of Washington State.

    The crisis is now. The evidence is blindingly obvious.

    Act on the science. Act on your conscience.

    Make us proud.