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Say no to exploding oil trains in Seattle!

Join us Sunday afternoon as we draw attention to the dangers of the oil trains now traveling through (and under!) downtown Seattle and right alongside SafeCo and CenturyLink fields, despite the 4 major explosions and fires these same trains have caused just since July in the US and Canada–one of which leveled several blocks and caused the deaths of 47 people (scientists have said that the fire burned so hot they might have been vaporized).

The US DOT has recently warned that this oil–fracked Bakken crude from North Dakota–is far more volatile than most, and can catch fire at temperatures as low as 73 degrees. Three of these mile-long oil trains come through Seattle every week on their way to a refinery in Anacortes; that will soon be twenty four per week if the oil companies have their way. In addition to these dramatic and immediate dangers, of course, the oil poses the same existential threat that’s posed by the coal trains, KXL, and other massive new carbon infrastructure projects: we simply cannot keep burning fossil fuels at current levels and expect the planet’s climate to remain stable.

Meet us just south of the stadiums at 4th Avenue S. and Holgate St. at 2 PM this Sunday, January 26th. Come dressed in red, yellow, or orange (flame colors), if possible. Bring a sign, and your resolve to stop this craziness. The action will likely last less than an hour.

Facebook page here.

And in Tacoma too, for that matter! (Video of Carlo Voli’s testimony to the Port of Tacoma on Thursday)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8xYLC3n_mA&feature=youtu.be

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