250 Mark Anniversary Of Mosier Derailment

An estimated 250 people gathered in Mosier to call for an end to oil trains coming through the Gorge on the anniversary of last year’s oil train derailment and fire in that community.  Speakers at the event at Mosier Community School called for Washington Governor Jay Inslee to reject the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal in Vancouver, which opponents say would lead to five oil trains per day coming through the Gorge.  Columbia Riverkeeper conservation director Dan Serres called the Mosier derailment the strongest real-life argument against that terminal.  Washington’s Energy Facility Siting Evaluation Council will make a recommendation on the Tesoro Savage proposal, but Inslee will make the final decision about whether to deny the terminal.  Following the rally, attendees marched to the Columbia River to the site of the oil train derailment.

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