Act Now: Tell Your Rep to Step Up on Oil Train Safety

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Location

Oregon State Capitol
900 Court Street NE, Room 453, HR F
Salem
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OR
97301
United States

Attend a legislative hearing HB 2209 this Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Join us: Oil Safety Hearing this Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • What: House Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Hearing on HB 2209
  • When: Thursday, February 7 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court Street NE, Room 453, Salem, Oregon 97301, HR F (map)
  • View the agenda.

HB 2209 falls short of taking meaningful action on oil train safety. We urge legislators to amend the bill to require the same concepts as HB 2858:

  • Establish strengthened, DEQ- approved oil spill contingency plans;
  • Require railroads to pay fees for emergency response;
  • Ensure railroads carry enough insurance to cover a true worst-case spill involving an entire train load of oil under the worst conditions; and
  • Begin 24-hour notification of oil trains passing through the state.

Please take action by writing your legislator today, and come to the hearing on February 7.

Background information 

Tell Your Rep to Step Up on Oil Train Safety

Sign a petition urging the Oregon Legislature to pass meaningful laws to improve oil train safety in Oregon.