Stop Oil Trains Action – July 23rd
Action Prep Meeting
Sunday, July 17th
Saturday, July 23rd, 11 am
The Fossil Fuel Resistance Network (“FERN”) was formed in response to the derailment in Mosier on June 3rd. This self-organizing Network seeks to not only address acute issues, like derailments, but also to critique and expose the systemic issues the “too big to fail” fossil fuel industry externalizes on people and the planet as a whole.
On June 18th, FERN brought together members of our local regions to stand up to the monopoly railway corporations who continually put our communities at risk with callous and unsafe practices, knowing they will not be held accountable.
On June 23rd Union Pacific resumed oil train traffic through the Gorge despite being found “solely responsible” for the derailment and requests from both Oregon and Washington for a moratorium until further investigation and public input. Communities all along these blast zones are asking for protection from future disasters, and FERN is an organizing body that wants to meet this call.
Please join us in our next action, where we will tell Union Pacific that their actions are unacceptable and have some silly fun while we’re at it! Come to the action prep meeting on the 17th to learn all you need to know.