Rebecca Ponzio, Director of the Stand Up To Oil campaign, said:
“The Stand Up To Oil campaign thanks the Oregon Department of Transportation for calling on the Federal Railroad Administration to issue a moratorium on unit oil trains traveling through the state on tracks that contain the same type fasteners as in the derailment in Mosier, OR.
We applaud ODOT for joining the call of tribal nations, fire fighters, mayors, city councils, and citizens across the region to stop oil trains that put our communities and waterways at risk.
We call on elected officials across the Pacific Northwest to follow suit and ultimately to deny all terminal proposals that would increase the amount of oil traveling through our region.”
Read the letter from ODOT here: ftp://ftp.odot.state.or.us/outgoing/Mosier/