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October 30: Coal/Oil Train Safety hearing in Olympia

“Derailment Dumps 737 Fuselages In River” July 2014
What if these were oil tanker cars and they ruptured?
Photo credit: Kyle Massick, AvWeb.

From the Sierra Club:
“Help stop dangerous fossil fuel trains from traveling through your community!”

“Northwest communities are facing an onslaught of coal export and oil-by-rail proposals. If oil and coal companies are permitted to build their proposed facilities, they would turn our beloved region into a fossil fuel corridor.

With their hazardous coal dust and explosive fuel, these trains pose serious risks to our communities. These mile-long trains are an accident waiting to happen. Derailments happen frequently and sometimes with disasterous (sic) results of loss of life and property.

It’s time to speak up and demand protection for our families and our childrens future!

In October, we have a unique chance to engage state leaders about the impacts of oil (and coal) transport in our communities and waterways. Governor Inslee is doing a study to assess the risks of oil transportation in Washington, and is giving the public a chance to comment at a series of public hearings.

Olympia Public Hearing:
Who: YOU, your friends and other Sierra Club supporters
What: Public hearing on oil and coal train safety
When: October 30, hearing at 6 pm, rally at 5 pm
Where: Red Lion, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr, Olympia, WA 98502
Read more

Editor’s Note:
As an example, a single oil spill near Puget Sound or the Nisqually River watershed could wipe out our state’s industries of oysters, salmon, and tourism for years to come.

Posted by Steve on October 24, 2014 at 5:47 am | Permalink

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