Tuesday, January 5, 2016

[SEHA] Tesoro-Savage Vancouver Energy oil terminal comment period through January 22nd

Dear Environmental leaders, 

Please see resources below to comment on the Tesoro-Savage Vancouver Energy oil terminal.
The comment period ends January 22nd.  Thank you David P. for pulling all this together. 

For an overview of the issue see:

Sightline Institute Pipeline On Rails report. There is a nice short video which summarizes the report.

If you would like to write a comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Tesoro-Savage Vancouver Energy oil terminal comments can be submitted until January 22nd, here: 

http://www.efsec.wa.gov/Tesoro%20Savage/SEPA%20-%20DEIS/DEIS%20PAGE.shtml
 

I will be using this cheat sheet to write my comments DEIS Comment Cheat Sheet

I will  submit multiple comments, each one covering one point on the Cheat sheet. 



Additional links are below:

This page with hearing information, www.standuptooil.org/tesoro-savage, includes links to a Snapshot of Harms and Risks and a DEIS Comment Cheat Sheet.

Two other resources are 

http://www.gorgefriends.org/section.php?id=111, and http://columbiariverkeeper.org/our-work/oil-by-rail/

One issue that has come up is that the terminal's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was written by former BNSF employees. So there's a petition about that:
http://www.forestethics.org/action/should-railroad-insiders-be-hired-convince-us-how-safe-oil-trains-are

And just to cover all the bases, here is a collection of online petitions opposing the terminal; personalize  them with your own comments where available:

 
Earthjustice: https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=5C8E78C163C8EE510D73BA4FE3C4F74D.app30102b

Credo: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/TesoroSavage?sp_ref=167096620.4.127229.f.403021.2&referring_akid=.7312159.DCV5w3&source=fb_share_sp

Columbia Riverkeeper: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50797/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16577

Stand Up to Oil: http://cqrcengage.com/wec/app/onestep-write-a-letter?0&engagementId=149753

And finally, if you're feeling naughty...

This Vancouver Energy site offers a form letter in support of the terminal; be sure to put "opposition" in the subject line, and substitute your own message: http://www.vancouverenergyvoice.com/

Have Fun,

Arvia Morris

Chair 43rd District Enviro Caucus
Chair Washington Democratic Environmental Caucus (WaDEC)  please like our FB page for updates https://www.facebook.com/washdec/