On June 3 2016, all eyes in the region turned to the tiny town of Mosier, Oregon, as firefighters battled for 14 hours to contain a dangerous fire from a derailed Union Pacific train carrying highly flammable Bakken crude oil. One year later, oil and railroad companies are seeking to expand oil train traffic despite opposition from Columbia River Tribes, the town of Mosier, and larger cities like Portland, Vancouver, and Spokane. In coming months, Washington’s Governor Inslee will make a final decision about whether to deny the Tesoro Savage oil train terminal in Vancouver, which would bring up to five loaded oil trains each day through the Columbia River Gorge.
Please join us on Saturday, June 3 2017, to mark the one-year anniversary of the frightening, nearly catastrophic oil train derailment, spill, and fire in Mosier, Oregon. We will gather in Mosier to make a statement against additional oil trains coming through the Columbia River Gorge.
Bring yourself, friends, lunch, a hat and sturdy shoes for walking if you want to hike afterwards.
1204 Historic Columbia River Highway (US-30 E)
Mosier, OR 97040
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