Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Coastal Washington- The Oil Industry Sacrifice Zone

The train derailment and explosions in Lac-Magantic, Quebec, the pipeline breach along the Kalamazoo River in 2010, and the grounding of the Exxon-Valdez tanker in 1989 are reminders that accidents happen and have devastating consequences when it comes to transporting oil.

And Washington State is on the front lines in the transportation of oil.

Recent technology has allowed oil companies to extract oil from tar sands and shale deposits, in Canada and U.S. The risks are wide ranging: from oil spills along rail, marine, and pipeline routes to explosions to train traffic congestion. Ten new proposals have emerged in just the last year to ship crude oil by train to Northwest refineries and port terminals.

Join us on Wednesday, June 10 for a free community event  and discussion on the oil industry’s plan to build three oil-by-rail terminals in Grays Harbor and how oil transport threatens our community, our waterways, and our livelihoods.

What: Coastal Washington- The Oil Industry Sacrifice Zone
When: Wednesday, June 10 from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Where: Hoquiam High School Theater, 501 W Emerson Ave
Moderator & Headliner, Eric de Place, Sightline Institute
Pastor Val Metropoulos, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
Larry Thevik, Washington Dungeness Crab Fisherman Assoc.
David Batker, Earth Economics
Tammy Domike, Citizens for a Clean Harbor
Mayor Dingler, Ocean Shores

Space is limited – RSVP Requested

For questions, email Tammy at cleangraysharbor@gmail.com

Partner organizations: Citizens for a Clean Harbor, Climate Solutions, Earth Ministry and Washington Interfaith Power & Light, Friends of Grays Harbor, Grays Harbor Audubon, Grays Harbor Coalition for Infrastructure, Sightline Institute, WA Dungeness Crab Fisherman Assoc.,  Washington Environmental Council.

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