Apr 22

Join us on Sunday!

Don’t forget the big “Shell No! Seattle Draws the Line” event on April 26th at 2pm at Myrtle Edwards Park; we’ll have terrific speakers, including Annie Leonard (ED of Greenpeace and the brains behind The Story of Stuff), Sundance Chief Rueben George of the Tsleil Waututh, Jill Mangaliman of GotGreen, and others.

 

Apr 17

This Monster….

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If it weren’t for Shell’s wildly irresponsible plans to drill in the Arctic, it would have been a fine day: kayaking, sun, sea, and excellent people. But each glance at the hideous behemoth in the water rededicated us all to this fight. Be ready to #PaddleinSeattle!

 

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Apr 16

3 Days of Art & Resistance to Shell!

 

May 16-18. Please join us in a massive peaceful resistance–on land, or on water.

 

The call-out is here. The Pledge of Resistance is here. The Calendar of Events is here.

Mar 31

Support the Lummi Nation’s treaty rights today!

 

By writing your members of Congress and telling them to deny the Cherry Point coal terminal; you can find the template here.

 

Then, when you’ve done that, make sure to tell the Army Corps of Engineers how concerned you are about the proposed Vancouver Tesoro oil train terminal….

Mar 26

For those who are interested….

 

in possible water-based actions related to the Port’s hosting of Shell’s rigs, please fill out the form here.

 

Thank you!

Mar 22

Thanks to all who came out…

 

unnamed…to our rainy but very spirited Pike Place Market anti-oil train press conference. The vendors were terrific, and had widespread and respectful coverage. Thanks, too, to former Mayor Mike McGinn, who had a favorite quote of the day: ”If [these explosions] were happening with airplanes they would be grounded, with cars they would be recalled. We probably even give toasters more scrutiny for safety. It’s time for the government to do its job and ban these trains.”

Here are more details, and below is some of the coverage:

Mar 12

Terrific show of outrage, and eloquent testimony…

 

at the Port Commission meeting on Tuesday. You can see an amazing, nearly blow-by-blow account at West Seattle Blog, or check out some of the press on this page with more than you ever wanted to know!

 

 

Mar 04

Sign up for next week’s Port Commission meeting!

Here is the link…the background is here, and our allies at SeaSol have created this FB event page.

Feb 25

Another Terrific Oil Train Action

mob150+ folks turned out last night for a spirited action held to highlight the dangers of oil trains and also to celebrate our victory in Skagit County, where on Monday the Hearing Examiner ruled that Shell can’t move forward with expansion plans (to accept oil trains) without a full environmental and safety review. No more rubber stamps for projects we know are catastrophic, whether because of their climate impacts or because of their local environmental and safety concerns.

Two dozen or so folks stayed after the event to wait for the next oil train, and shine a light, quite literally, on their dangers. Be sure to check out the video!

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Feb 23

Another big day in the fight against oil trains on Tuesday

 

Please join us at 5:30 pm across from the King St. train station, at 2nd and Jackson, where we’ll gather to protest the craziness of having explosive trains travel daily through and UNDER our city.

 

Just this week, the AP reported that the Department of Transportation has estimated there will be fifteen derailments of oil trains this year, like the one that happened in West Virginia last week. If it were to happen in downtown Seattle, it would be catastrophic.

 

Join us in calling for a halt to all new permits for oil-by-rail infrastructure, and a revocation of all existing permits for the same.

 

Facebook event page.

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