Big oil wants to make Washington State their hub for transporting, storing, and exporting dangerous crude oil from the Bakken shale region. Three oil-by-rail export terminal proposals are being considered for Grays Harbor and two for Vancouver. One proposal would create the largest such facility in the nation.
While you may live hundreds of miles away from Vancouver or Grays Harbor, the cumulative impacts of these projects, especially the rail transportation of explosive crude, threaten the livelihood of millions of Washingtonians from Spokane to the Tri-Cities to Vancouver to Olympia to Everett to Bellingham. These proposed new oil terminals are part of efforts to transform our region into a veritable fossil fuel highway, exacerbating climate impacts.
The time is now to speak up against the proposed crude oil export terminals in Grays Harbor at one of two public hearings.
If you can’t make it to one of the public hearings, please sign this petition to Governor Inslee today!
October 8 in Aberdeen
Public hearings are from 1:30-4:30 pm & 6:00-9:00 pm at D&R Theater, 205 South I St
Rally is at 5:00 pm at Zelasko Park, 200-252 S. F St, Aberdeen.
October 1 in Elma (If you can’t attend the rally and hearing in Aberdeen)
Public hearings are from 1:30-4:30 pm & 6:00-9:00 pm at Satsop Business Park, Flextech Building, 100 Technology Way, Elma.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend one of the hearings. If you are coming from afar, we would be happy to help arrange transportation for you.
The risk of an oil spill or accident is not theoretical; we have seen oil trains explode across North America, including the tragic accident in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people in 2013. We have seen oil spills all along the rail route. And in 1988, one year before the Exxon Valdez, the Nestucca barge 231,000-gallon spill of heavy oil off Grays Harbor fouled beaches from Oregon to Vancouver Island and killed 56,000 sea birds.
If you can’t make it to one of the public hearings in Grays Harbor, you can sign this petition to Governor Inslee today!
For more information, visit: www.standuptooil.org or email us at [email protected].