Public’s last chance to weigh in before EFSEC makes a final recommendation to Governor Inslee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TODAY 8/22 PUBLIC HEARING ABOUT PROPOSED TESORO SAVAGE OIL TRAIN TERMINAL STORMWATER POLLUTION

  • WHAT: Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will hold its final major public hearing on the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal on today (Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017), in Vancouver, WA. EFSEC will take public comments on the draft stormwater pollution permit for Tesoro, the largest proposed oil train terminal in North America. This is the public’s last chance to weigh in before EFSEC makes a final recommendation to Governor Inslee. The stormwater permit is one of several individual permits required for the proposed 360,000-barrel-per day oil train terminal.
  • WHO: Rally speakers to include diverse voices standing up for communities and calling for an end to reckless oil trains.
  • WHEN: Today, (Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017); Rally, banners and key speakers at 12:00 pm; Hearing from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • WHERE: Clark College Columbia Technical Centre, 18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98683.
  • Live-tweeting @standuptooil #StandUpToOil
  • VISUALS: Large crowd holding colorful banners and signs.
  • Resources:

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STAND UP TO OIL is a growing coalition of groups opposed to new oil terminals and an increase in oil transport through the Northwest. Learn more at Standuptooil.org.

What’s Next for Oil-by-Rail in the Pacific NW?
In the coming months, Washington’s Energy Facility Siting Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will make a recommendation on the Tesoro Savage proposal in Vancouver, Washington. Ultimately, Washington Governor Jay Inslee will make the final decision about whether to deny the terminal which would be the largest oil train terminal in North America. The project would bring up to five loaded oil trains each day through the Columbia River Gorge carrying the same volatile Bakken crude oil that burned during the Mosier derailment in June 2016.


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