December 11: Public Hearing About the Potential for an Oil Train Explosion in Spokane
Washington's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) is coming to Spokane on Dec. 11th to hear our community's concerns. Please make your voice heard and stand up for Spokane by saying NO to dirty energy projects.
If the port expansion is approved, it would result in a drastic increase in crude oil shipments through Spokane. The train derailment and explosions in Lac-Magantic, Quebec this summer that killed 47 people, the pipeline breach along the Kalamazoo River in 2010, and the grounding of the Exxon-Valdez tanker in 1989 are reminders that transporting oil by rail is dangerous. Accidents happen and can have devastating consequences.
The deadline for submitting your concerns to EFSEC is December 18. Submit written comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to Stephen Posner, EFSEC Interim Manager, Energy Facility Siting Evaluation Council, P.O. Box 43172, 1300 S. Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, Washington 98504.
What: EFSEC's Public Scoping Hearing
Where: 2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Please wear red to show solidarity.