Join 350 Seattle, Rising Tide Seattle, and Backbone Campaign demand an end to dangerous oil by rail transport. Please call Governor Inslee we can't wait any longer for him to show aggressive leadership to prevent a disaster on his watch:
Dangerous Oil Trains Threaten Downtown Seattle! Surprisingly, many people don't know about this disturbing issue, so please share this video with your networks.
Explosion-prone oil trains run directly underneath downtown Seattle, next to the stadiums, and along the shores of the Puget Sound, endangering our communities & waters. The WA State Council of Firefighters has asked the Governor to halt all oil train traffic until the dangers can be addressed, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility oppose the transport of oil by rail as it poses serious risks to human health and life.
Bakken Shale crude oil is far more volatile than most, and has led to dramatic explosions, fireballs, and spills almost every time one of these oil trains has derailed. There have been more than 10 of these derailments and explosions around North America since an oil train exploded in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, in July 2013 killing 47 people and razing part of their downtown.
The Department of Transportation predicts at least 10 oil train derailments per year, with serious potential loss of life and billions in damage. And in spite of this, more than 15 oil trains travel through and under Seattle each week, and oil companies are planning massive expansion.
Share this information with others and contact Governor Inslee in Washington State and other leaders across the country and all your elected officials to let them know they must put an end to these dangerous bomb trains traveling through our communities.
Photos of Rally and Guerrilla Light Projection Action by Alex Garland. See more of his work at http://thedignityvirus.com
Editing of video by Jeff Dunnicliff (http://www.jeffdunnicliff.com
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