Fidalgo Democrats: Tues, Aug 13, 7 pm, Anacortes Library, In the Shadow of Danger

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Fidalgo Democrats meeting Tuesday, August 13, 7:00pm, Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes.
“In the Shadow of Danger: Refinery Workers, Communities and Ecosystems” will be the topic.  Learn about proposed regulations to protect workers, communities, and ecosystems and about your opportunities to weigh in. Panelists will be representatives from a coalition of union and environmental groups working together to ensure strong safety regulations.
They are Stephanie Celt, Washington State Policy Coordinator for the BlueGreen Alliance; Steve Garey, former refinery worker and former president of United Steel Workers Local 12-591; and Mary Ruth Holder, representative, Evergreen Islands.

A moderated discussion will follow the presentation.

Washington State can and must establish stronger regulations to avoid catastrophic events. Even as we transition away from fossil fuels, strong updated safety rules–called “Process Safety Management”–are needed to protect workers in refinery operations, as well as communities near refineries and our fragile environment. Nine years after the fatal Tesoro explosion and fire in Anacortes, the state’s Department of Labor and Industries will soon give formal notice of rulemaking to strengthen the regulations aimed at preventing another catastrophic explosion and fire in Washington’s refineries.

Come learn how catastrophic incidents at refineries impact workers; why our communities and sensitive natural environment like Fidalgo Bay are also at risk; how California modernized its safety regulations and why Washingon must do the same. And, importantly, learn about your opportunity to help advocate for strong state rules. For more information contact Corinne at 360-293-7114.

Thanks for all your participation!Regards,
Corinne Salcedo, Chair
Fidalgo Democrats

Start Date - End Date

Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019

Start Time - End Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Location

1220 10th St Anacortes, WA 98221 United States

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