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December 11: Public Hearing About the Potential for an Oil Train Explosion in Spokane

Wednesday, December 11th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Dec 11th 2013

Tesoro Savage is proposing to build the largest crude oil transit terminal on the West Coast at the Port of Vancouver, Washington.

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 efsec@utc.wa.gov 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.