Oil trains in WA? The price is too darn high
October 23, 2014

Let’s say NO to big oil in Washington.  
Next week, elected officials, tribal leaders, and passionate community members will come together in Olympia and Spokane for the chance to tell the Washington State government what we think about dangerous and dirty fossil fuel trains rolling through our cities and towns, and increased threats of a catastrophic oil spill in our waters.   
RSVP now for the Oct. 28 Spokane hearing or the Oct. 30 Olympia hearing
Already planning to attend? Click here to sign up for the prep call this Sunday.  
The latest oil train derailment in Saskatchewan, Canada reminds us that it only takes one tank car to create a disaster. 
Washington State is facing an onslaught of oil- and coal-by-rail proposals with up to 4,000 additional tankers and 60 additional trains passing through our state every day, filled with dirty and explosive oil and coal.  We have a chance to speak up and tell Governor Inslee that oil and coal transport, whether it is by rail or by vessel, puts our families, our economy, and our futures, at risk. 
Now is the time to act. Join our movement as we mobilize from around the state to speak up for our priorities. Come to one of these hearings; help us protect Washington and our climate.  Don’t forget to wear red for solidarity!  
Hearing details: 
Spokane Hearing on Oil Transportation Safety: Oct. 28, 5-9 pm  
DoubleTree Hotel, 322 N Spokane Falls Ct  
To RSVP to Spokane and for carpool info click here:
Olympia Hearing on Oil Transportation Safety: Oct. 30, 5-9 pm  
Red Lion Hotel,  2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW  
To RSVP to Olympia and for carpool info click here

NOTE: Bus transportation and carpools are being arranged from Whatcom/Skagit County, East King County, Seattle, Grays Harbor, and Vancouver/Longview. Details in the RSVP links above. 

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Author Bio

Alex was Field Manager with Climate Solutions, and previously was a youth vote lead for Obama’s campaign for change in 2008 and member of the central recruiting team for Power Shift 2011, the largest youth convergence on Climate Change.