Statement from the Stand Up To Oil Campaign in response to the oil train derailment and fire in Mosier, OR

“Given the derailment and ignition of an oil train in Mosier, Oregon, the Stand Up To Oil campaign calls for denial of all oil train project proposals and an immediate ban on all oil train traffic in Washington and Oregon.

The devastation in Mosier underscores the risk that each town and neighborhood along the rail line faces: Spokane, Portland, Tacoma, and so many more.

The oil industry has demonstrated that they’re incapable of handling the product safely.  We cannot continue to put our communities at risk by allowing these unsafe oil trains to travel unchecked through the Northwest.”