Wasington’s Energy Council released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Tesoro Savage oil train terminal, a project that poses incredible dangers to Columbia River communities and our climate. We are still reviewing the document, but two things are clear: oil trains are reckless and Governor Inslee should reject the nation’s largest oil train terminal.
Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to deliberate and announce its recommendation to Governor Inslee. We need to have hundreds of people attend to demonstrate public opposition to this reckless fossil fuel project that endangers our communities, waterways, and climate.
It’ll be an ORANGE shirt day (but red is okay, too)!
Among the many issues with this project, the FEIS shows that Tesoro’s five mile-and-a-half long oil trains per day pose severe threats to the safety of communities along the oil train route, dramatically increases the risk of derailments and collisions, harms our endangered salmon species, and exacerbates climate pollution. Many of these impacts are significant and cannot be mitigated.