By Rosemary Hoyt

Let's keep Inslee


To the Editor:

As we saw earlier this year with the oil train derailment and fire in Mosier, oil trains traveling through the state, especially the Gorge are a real danger. Gov. Inslee has been steadfast in his commitment to this issue.

In 2014 as a response to changes in how crude oil is shipped through the Pacific Northwest, Gov. Inslee issued a directive to state agencies to increase the state’s oil spill prevention and response efforts.

Last year, the governor signed The Oil Transportation Act. This bill means our first responders will get advanced notification when oil trains are coming through. It also expands the barrel tax on crude oil and petroleum products to include both ra...

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