Thank you for publishing the opinion piece from Peter Goldmark and the tribal leaders regarding the dangers of oil transport through our state [“Unacceptable risks from oil trains,” Opinion, Nov. 20).
The issues raised are serious and immediate. I ask you to imagine a train derailment and explosion in Sodo during a major sporting event. Or a tanker spill in Grays Harbor destroying crab and oyster harvests for a generation. Unfortunately, these are not imaginary risks but very real risks — their probability is vastly increased by the increased oil transport that is proposed.
It is time to imagine a different future, a future of clean air and a temperate planet. It is time to grind our oil trains into windmills.
Mark Vossler, Kirkland