Monday, September 29, 2014

​Stand Up for Your Health and Safety! Speak Out at Gov's Crude Safety Hearings

​Stand Up for Your Health and Safety!
Speak Out at Governor Inslee’s Train Safety Hearings
Northwest communities are facing an onslaught of coal export and oil-by-rail proposals.  If oil and coal companies are permitted to build their proposed facilities, they would turn our beloved region into a fossil fuel corridor.
With their hazardous coal dust and explosive fuel, these trains pose serious risks to our communities. These mile-long trains are an accident waiting to happen.  Derailments happen frequently and sometimes with disasters results of loss of life and property.

IT'S TIME TO SPEAK UP and demand protection for our families and our children’s future!

In October, we have a unique chance to engage state leaders about the impacts of oil (and coal) transport in our communities and waterways.

Save the date:

WHEN: October 28, 6:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Spokane, Double Tree Hotel

WHEN: October 30, 6:00-8:00 pm
WHEREOlympia, venue location to be determined

Governor Inslee is doing a study to assess the risks of oil transportation in Washington, and is giving the public a chance to comment.  We know oil trains pose serious risks to our health and safety and that those risks are compounded by coal trains.  This is a critical opportunity to voice your concerns about the combined impact of oil and coal trains on our communities.

Help ensure that the study addresses the whole picture, such as risks and threats to rail communities, terminal communities, our economy, public safety, and our waterways like the Puget Sound, Grays Harbor, the Columbia River, and the Spokane River.

Your participation can inform how the state will respond to this very important issue. Don't miss this incredibly important opportunity to speak up. Join us!

NOTE: Bus transportation and car pools are being arranged for Whatcom/Skagit County, East King CountySeattleGrays Harbor, and Vancouver/Longview.  Car pools for all areas are also being organized.  Details are in the RSVP links above.

Thank you for all you do for the environment!

1 comment:

  1. Finally--face to face--a chance to confront our clean energy governor on his support of dirty energy/coal and crude oil. How much rail traffic is enough? Here in our state there is so much at stake and all of the facts need to be put on the table. So, I understand there are no taxes, thus no revenue on oil that comes in by rail. Guess that means the big bucks come from every little barge full that goes out?