Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UPDATE: Marine and Rail Oil Transport Hearings- yesterday Spokane, tomorrow Olympia!

Tomorrow, Oct 30th, will see the second public event- this one in Olympia:

2014 Marine and Rail Oil Transport Hearing    (Join us! free bus info at this link)   


Dan Leahy just wrote:

Just got back from the Spokane hearing. If the study definition (transport) keeps people from saying that Gov. Inslee has direct control over whether to construct four oil terminals ( one via EFSEC and three via HIS Dept of Ecology), Ecology will have won and we will have lost the use of the public hearing forum. 

Ecology is so nervous about what they are doing that there were six fully armed state patrol troopers and three Spokane cops making sure the mainly elderly crowd didn't rush the stage given the complete banality of Ecology's presentation and the study itself.

If you can put my comment on your blog, please do.

Appears the Governor and Dept. of Ecology expect us to quietly accept their $300,000 charade. I for one, don't think so! -cwr

Another report from Spokane:

Yesterday was Spokane's chance to speak out and Mark Glyde of Resource Media  provided this report:

Good initial coverage of the rally and hearing on Governor Inslee’s oil by rail study. About 70 people braved the rain to show up at the rally and more than 200 attended the hearing where the vast majority testified against or voiced strong concern about oil transport and coal export.

KXLY-TV story (Spokane CBS affiliate): Interviews with King County Executive Dow Constantine and Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart on the dangers of oil trains to “people and property” and how they could displace inland agricultural products and slow them getting to market via ports on the coast:

Spokesman-Review story focuses on challenges of emergency response with great quotes from local fire chief Andy Hail:

KHQ-TV (ABC Affiliate): Focus on huge increase in oil trains, number of people living near rail lines and potential taxpayer costs – technical difficulties bumped interview with Ben Stuckart


1 comment:

  1. The word is out--even with being handed $300,ooo by our governor to figure out if crude oil transport is safe...Dept. of Ecology is still lost and confused at making something look like it's working when we all know it is far from that. Public commenting at the Red Lion Inn, Olympia--tomorrow. Oct. 30th, 6 p.m Come with written comments; ready to go. Let 'em know...NO CRUDE OIL TRAINS...and a whole lot more.