We're getting somewhere. Thanks to public pressure, there's a new opportunity for Washington to stand in the way of what would be the nation's largest crude oil terminal. The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) are seeking public comment on whether to issue or deny permits for Tesoro Savage’s oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver, Washington. The Corps is also seeking input on whether to prepare a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Comment today!
The agencies are doing this because the public spoke out and demanded a say. Let’s make sure we make the most of it.
If built, Tesoro Savage would be the nation’s largest crude oil terminal. It would bring 360,000 barrels of oil down the Columbia Gorge and into Vancouver each day, more than half the total refining capacity in the state. Tell the Corps and EFSEC this project is too dangerous. We won’t risk our water quality, endangered salmon, and communities. Comment today!
Reducing our use of oil is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Building such a huge crude oil facility in our state is a terrible idea. Let’s use our resources to expand the use of electric vehicles, use less polluting fuels, and create walkable, transit friendly communities.
This public comment period is just the beginning of opportunities for us to stand up to the oil industry. Stay tuned for more information on public hearings in Grays Harbor, Skagit County, and Vancouver in the upcoming months. Together we can hold the oil industry accountable and build the future we want here in the Pacific Northwest.
Start now by submitting comments to the Corps and EFSEC on Tesoro Savage!