Washington communities face a growing risk from oil spills to explosions as more oil is transported through Spokane, along the Columbia River, across and along Puget Sound and along the Washington coast.
If all of the oil-by-rail projects were built, they could move a total of 800,000 barrels of oil per day — more than either of the pipelines planned in British Columbia. This total works out to roughly 120 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, more than the state's entire greenhouse gas emissions from all sources.
Washington is on the front lines when it comes to oil transport. Now is the time to ensure that residents and decision-makers understand what's at stake.
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6:30 pm Welcome
6:33 pm Moderator – Rich Bergner, Evergreen Islands
6:40 pm Oil Transport in the Northwest – Eric de Place, Sightline Institute
6:50 pm Current Threats in Washington – Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice
7:00 pm Crude Awakening in Washington – Matt Krogh, Forest Ethics
7:10 pm Marine Risks of Increased Shipping in the Salish Sea – Stephanie Buffum, Friends of the San Juans
7:20 pm Community Safety, Dealing with the Dangers of Oil Trains – Ryan Walters, Anacortes Council member
7:30 pm Question and Answer- Moderator
8:00 pm There is hope, but we need you!– Matt Petryni, RE Sources
8:30 pm Conclusion