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Dept. of Ecology hosts oil trains/pipelines workshops

An oil train snaking its way through downtown Seattle
PHOTO CREDIT: Marcus R. Donner/Puget Sound Business Journal

“Ecology sharing draft rules for transporting oil through Washington”
“Public workshops scheduled in Olympia…”

“Washingtonians interested in shaping laws that enhance the safety of transporting oil through the state are invited to share input at several upcoming workshops hosted by the Washington Department of Ecology.

* Oil Movement by Rail and Pipeline Notification (new rule)
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Webinar/Ecology Headquarters
300 Desmond Drive, Lacey

* Oil Spill Contingency Plan – Railroad (new rule)
Monday, Feb. 1
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Webinar/Ecology Headquarters
300 Desmond Drive, Lacey
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“How to Stop an Oil Train: The Hearts-and-Minds Climate Defense That Won Over a Courtroom
“The Delta 5 loss was actually a big win. ‘Frankly, the court is convinced that the defendants are far from the problem and are part of the solution to the problem of climate change.'”

“In the quiet dark hours of early morning on September 2, 2014, a small group of climate activists made their way across the switching tracks of the BNSF Delta train yard in Everett, Washington. They erected a tripod over a section of track, locked themselves to it, and blocked the path of a mile-long, refinery-bound oil train for eight hours,” by Valerie Schloredt, Yes! Magazine.
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Posted by Steve on January 26, 2016 at 7:04 am | Permalink

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