Representative Jessyn Farrell (46th District) and Senator Reuven Carlyle (36th District) are the sponsors for House Bill 1611, the Oil Transportation Safety Act. Given the Trump Administration’s close ties with the oil industry, the Puget Sound will continue to be a target for more oil that puts our communities and waterways at risk. Washington can and should stand up to the oil industry and ensure that all available protections are in place. Please email your legislators today.
The Oil Transportation Safety Act needs additional support to move from committee and make its way to a full floor vote in the House. This is a commonsense bill that holds the oil industry accountable for the risks they pose to our communities and waterways. The bill has four key points:
Despite these basic protections, the oil industry is fighting this tooth and nail. Tell your legislators that this is an issue you care about and want passed.
Contacting your legislators by phone is by far the most productive and impactful form of communication. Read more in the New York Times article "Here's why you should call, not email, your legislators."