Event Announcement: Oil Train Impacts Public Forum, July 9, Bellingham / Facebook post, Coal Stop

oil train blast zone18 mins  June 30, 2015  Dena Jensen

This is a share from Forest Ethics and RE Sources. Check out the list of people on the panel; should be a very interesting and informative evening! Please share and invite those you know.

Whatcom County Residents are invited to the Oil Train Impacts Public Forum, hosted by ForestEthics and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, will be held at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Avenue on Thursday, July 9, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend this presentation free of charge.

Our panel of local dignitaries includes:

Laura Skelton – Executive Director, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Rebecca Ponzio – Oil Campaign Director, Washington Environmental Council
Steve Garey – Past president of the United Steel Workers Local 12-591 (which represents workers at the local Shell, Tesoro and Phillips 66 refineries)

Moderator: Matt Krogh –ForestEthics Extreme Oil Campaign Director

Speakers will give brief presentations followed by discussion and questions from the audience, including topics regarding emergency response times, safety of schools and housing, potential harm to rivers and farms, prevention of tanker explosions and more.

This event is part of a national week of action commemorating the 47 people who lost their lives on July 6, 2013, in an oil train explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.

Since the oil industry is moving millions of gallons of highly toxic, potentially explosive crude oil through Washington in unsafe rail cars over tracks that were never designed for this dangerous cargo, we continue to face the threat of a similar accident. Numerous proposals are pending that will increase this risky traffic to a number of locations around Washington.

We hope you are able to attend.

For more information, contact Alex Ramel.

Email: alex@forestethics.org or phone 360-734-2951

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