STATEWIDE STRATEGY SUMMIT ON OIL TRAINS

August 22 and 23, 2014
The Evergreen State College Long House
Olympia, Washington

Below you will find the schedule with various opportunities for you to help shape the Summit. This form also acts as your Pre-Registration.


Please Complete and Submit Pre-Registration and Planning Survey ASAP, but no later than August 1, 2014.

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    FRIDAY: Beginning at 5:00 pm, we will share some food, spending time introducing ourselves to each other, and listen to presentations by two confirmed speakers. Fawn Sharp, President Quinault Nation, Carleen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

    SATURDAY: 8:00 AM TO 12:30 PM. We will begin with a panel discussion led by site specific organizers in Vancouver (Tesoro/Savage Oil Terminal), Olympia (Propant Importation), Grays Harbor (3 Oil Terminals) and Anacortes (Shell refinery rail expansion).

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    SATURDAY 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM. Strategy discussions by target area. People have requested plenty of time to have face to face strategy discussions and prepare a report back to the Summit. There are many possible target areas for planning:

    (1) An educational/organizing tour from Spokane to Vancouver and up the I-5 rail line . (2) A “Mayors' Manifesto” based on resolutions passed by City Councils. (3) Securing Governor Inslee's support for a moratorium and rejection of Tesoro/Savage Oil Terminal. (4) A focus on BNSF, Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. (5) EIS/legal interventions on Grays Harbor oil terminals. (6) Formation of a Statewide Coordinating Committee on Oil Trains, (6) A Calendar of movement- building Direct Actions or mass march.
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    SATURDAY EVENING 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. We have invited some additional guest speakers: a Representative from the Lac Megantic Solidarity Committee and an organizer from the Bakken Oil Field. (both are unconfirmed, as of June 9th)

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    SUMMIT WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY EVENING

    OPTIONAL SUNDAY 9:00 TO NOON. We will have space available for follow up meetings if people choose to have them.

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    REGISTRATION INFORMATION: DEADLINE AUGUST 1, 2014

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    NOTE: this Summit is a project of the students and faculty of The Evergreen State College's Second Session Summer Class: “Virtual Pipelines: New Oil and the Pacific Northwest.”

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    Dan Leahy, Member of the Faculty, Second Session Only The Evergreen State College PO Box 602 Olympia, Washington 98507 (360) 402-0441 danleahy43@yahoo.com