Target: Barack Obama, President of the United States
Goal: Do not risk an environmental disaster by allowing oil to be transported by several trains each day.
Over 360,000 barrels of crude oil may soon be transported daily by train, which could eventually lead to a major explosion and environmental destruction. In order to protect both people and animals, we need to take action to ensure that this terminal is not built.
The terminal would be built in Vancouver, Washington and would be the largest and potentially most destructive rail oil terminal in the United States. Oil would be transported in at least four trains that are each a mile-long. Since these trains would travel across many western states on a daily basis, there is a high likelihood that a train would derail.
If a derailing accident were to occur, both surrounding environments and local communities would suffer for several decades as a result of the damaging effects of an oil spill. Various endangered species and indigenous tribes would also die-out or experience catastrophic damage because of such a mess.
Demand that this terminal not be built in order to protect both people and the environment from a massive accident that America would likely not recover from for years to come. If we don’t do something now, it will likely be much too late to fix in the future.
Dear President Obama,
Three hundred sixty thousand barrels of oil may soon be moved by train every day if the largest oil rail terminal in America is built, putting the U.S. in jeopardy for a major oil spill and possibly explosion. It is important that this terminal not be built in order to make sure such a fatal accident does not take place.
Four or more mile-long trains would be used to move the oil across several states in the Pacific Northwest. While this may seem like an efficient way to transport oil from one location to another, there is a high probability that a train will eventually derail and that an oil explosion will occur. This is especially the case since several trains would be carrying oil from one location to another each day, as oil would be moved more than a limited number of times.
A derailing accident could kill an unspeakable amount of animals and people, which would also likely greatly damage or kill-off endangered species and unique indigenous tribes. In addition, experts feel such damage would likely not become significantly mitigated until after several decades had passed.
I therefore urge you to support and advocate for the immediate ceasing of this project in order to make sure land areas, animals, and people remain protected. If a massive explosion occurs because of this oil rail terminal, it will be too late to turn back the clock.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Rob Newman