EVENT: Free Forum on Oil Transport Threatens Washington’s Health – Nov 19th.

bullhorniconA regional conference on oil transport in the Pacific NW is going to be held on November 19th. 

What: Risky Business: How oil transport threatens Washington’s health, economy, and waters


When: Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Program 6:30-8:30pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm, snacks and beverages.

Where: Center for Urban Horticulture at University of Washington, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle


RSVP here: http://wecprotects.org/make-a-difference/come-to-event/oil-transport-forum

Partner organizations: Washington Environmental Council, Citizens for a Healthy Bay, Columbia Riverkeeper, Earthjustice, Forest Ethics, Friends of the Earth, FRIENDS of the San Juans, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Sightline Institute, Sierra Club, and Surfrider Foundation.

Forum Agenda

·        Welcome – WEC

·        Moderator: Brett  VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper (introduce the two large oil transport campaign goals ) 

·        Big Picture Overview:  Eric de Place, Sightline (tar sands, Bakken, rail, pipeline, vessels, maps, etc.)

·        Facility Siting in Washington:  Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice

·        Marine Issues in Washington:  

§         Bruce Wishart, WEC (Gaps in Oil Spill Regulatory System)

§         Stephanie Buffum, FRIENDS of the San Juans (Aquatic and marine risks in north Sound)

§         Fred Felleman, Friends of the Earth (vessel traffic risk assessment)

·        Canadian / West Coast Developments:  Matt Krogh, Forest Ethics (What’s happening out of state and how we can work with Canadian, West Coast partners?)

·        Q&A : Brett VandenHeuvel moderating

·        Wrap Up with brief introduction of legislation, next steps and information how people can plug into hearings, etc:  WEC

·        Break out tables for engagement opportunities



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