Washington State is on the front lines of oil transport by rail. The ten oil train explosions in the last two years and the numerous oil spills on Washington’s coast are reminders that there are devastating consequences when it comes to transporting oil. Ten new proposals have emerged in just the last year to ship crude oil by train to Northwest refineries and port terminals.

On June 10th, I’ll be in Hoquiam with several area leaders for a free, public forum on the alarming growth in oil train traffic through Grays Harbor County and the costs and consequences of the oil-by-rail industry for local residents. I’ll introduce the topic and moderate a panel of local leaders including Larry Thevik, Vice President of the Washington Dungeness Crab Fishermen’s Association; David Batker, of Earth Economics; Tammy Domike, of Citizens for a Clean Harbor; Crystal Dingler, Mayor of Ocean Shores; and Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Indian Nation.

  • What: Discussion on the risks of oil transportation in Coastal Washington
  • When: Wednesday, June 10, 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Where: Hoquiam High School Theater, 501 W Emerson Ave (map)
  • Tickets: The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP.

Questions? Contact Tammy Domike (email) of Citizens for a Clean Harbor.

Partner organizations

Citizens for a Clean Harbor, Climate Solutions, Earth Ministry, Washington Interfaith Power & Light, Friends of Grays Harbor, Grays Harbor Audubon, Grays Harbor Coalition for Infrastructure, Sightline Institute, Washington Dungeness Crab Fishermen’s Association, Washington Environmental Council

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