Letters to the Editor

Climate: Train derailment issues harsh reminder

An exploding oil train bound for Tacoma after the Tacoma group RedLine successfully blocked construction of a methanol refinery reminds us that we still have a long way to go to protect our city and state from the effects of fossil fuels.

Combined with the unprecedented June 90-degree weather, it’s clear that we need to act on climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions – to protect our safety by reducing our dependence on oil and protect our children’s future from climate change. That’s why I am volunteering my time for CarbonWA (www.yeson732.org) and voting YES on I-732 this November.

I-732 has bi-partisan support, and a similar law has been successful in reducing British Columbia’s emissions. Volunteer with CarbonWA Pierce County and vote Yes on I-732.