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Oil Train Hearing

Stand Up for Your Health and Safety!

Speak Out at Governor Inslee’s Train Safety Hearings

Exploding oil train

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 disasters results of loss of life and property.

IT'S TIME TO SPEAK UP and demand protection for our families and our children’s future!


WHEN: October 30, 5:00-9:00 pm

WHERE: Olympia; Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW



5:00 pm Pre-hearing rally with music, youth Climate Ambassadors, dynamic speakers. Doors open for hearing.

6:00 pm- whenever: Public hearing and testimony.

Governor Inslee is doing a study to assess the risks of oil transportation in Washington, and is giving the public a chance to comment.  We know oil trains pose serious risks to our health and safety and that those risks are compounded by coal trains.  This is a critical opportunity to voice your concerns about the combined impact of oil and coal trains on our communities.

Help ensure that the study addresses the whole picture, such as risks and threats to rail communities, terminal communities, our economy, public safety, and our waterways like the Puget Sound, Grays Harbor, the Columbia River, and the Spokane River.

Your participation can inform how the state will respond to this very important issue. Don't miss this incredibly important opportunity to speak up. Join us!

NOTE: Bus transportation is being arranged for Whatcom/Skagit County, East King County, Seattle, Grays Harbor, and Vancouver/Longview.  Car pools for all areas are also being organized.  Details are in the RSVP links above.

Thank you for all you do for the environment!

Are you frustrated with the current state of affairs in this great nation? Tired of Democrats we work to elect ignoring the will of the people?

If your answer is a resounding YES, the Washington State Progressive Caucus needs you.  Through building a broad coalition of progressives across the state, we are deliberately organizing to promote people and the planet over profit.

Our goals include:

  •   Raising a united progressive voice,
  •   Identifying and nurturing progressive leaders, and
  •   Electing progressives to office.


Washington State Progressives support working together and respecting all work.




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