Letters to the Editor

Supports Ranker’s oil transport bill

The dangers of oil train spills are no longer in doubt, so both sides of the aisle have a bill to address this issue for Whatcom. I believe Ranker’s is the most comprehensive; including the safety of the waterways as well as the land, so why would we bother with Ericson’s, which sI believe crimps on public oversight and protection? Given the history of the oil industry sticking the public with all the bills as well as the human suffering in every instance, we should be much more cautious. We have been much more than twice burned; it would be very foolish not to lock this gate with every means at our disposal. Please let your representatives know you support Senate Bill 5087.

Carol Follett