Tesoro-Savage Oil Terminal Public Hearings

Date
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 4:30pm to 11:00pm
Location
Centerplace Regional Event Center
2426 N. Discovery Place
99216 Spokane Valley , WA
United States
Washington

Stand up to Tesoro Savage and more oil trains.

For years, you’ve been part of a growing movement throughout the Pacific Northwest to oppose dirty, dangerous fossil fuel projects — from coal export to oil-by-rail terminals. On January 14, the Inland Northwest can make a powerful statement against biggest oil-by-rail terminal proposed in North America.

Tesoro-Savage’s proposal for a huge new oil terminal in Vancouver is both unprecedented and reckless; it would dramatically increase the number of oil trains passing through north Idaho and eastern Washington on its way west, increasing the threats to our communities and waterways. Already, Columbia River tribes have come out in opposition, along with local longshoremen, firefighters, business leaders, health professionals, climate activists, neighborhood associations, faith leaders, the City of Spokane, and many inland Northwest citizens.

At 360,000 barrels per day, Tesoro Savage’s Vancouver project would ship almost half as much crude oil as the entire Keystone XL Pipeline. This “pipeline on rails” would bring four or more mile-long trains carrying explosive crude oil through north Idaho and Spokane, along the Columbia River Gorge, and into Vancouver every day.

When oil trains derail, they can spill and explode. We have already seen these devastating accidents across North America. Let’s work together to stop it from happening here.

Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) has just released its draft environmental review, and we need your help to make sure that Governor Inslee and EFSEC consider all the risks from this project – and reject the largest proposed oil-by-rail terminal in North America.

We are at a critical moment in the fight to protect our region from the risk of oil trains – and we need you to join us on January 14, 2016! RSVP today.

RSVP today even if you are a maybe so we can follow up with you soon.

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Learn More: Tesoro Savage/oil train webinar

You are invited to join us for a webinar scheduled for December 16 to learn more about the Tesoro-Savage project and to prepare for the upcoming hearing. We will provide background on the Tesoro Savage proposal’s impacts to the Inland Northwest, help you develop your own testimony, and make plans to pack the house for the public hearing in January. Please RSVP for the webinar via email to [email protected].

Thank you for all you do! And don’t forget to RSVP for the January 14 public hearing