“Shall Spokane Municipal Code be amended to make it a Class 1 Civil infraction for any person or entity to allow a rail car that it owns to ship uncontained coal and some types of oil by rail through downtown Spokane core, or within 2,000 feet of a school, hospital, or the Spokane river?
Mark NO! for these reasons found at ProtectSpokanesEconomy.com:
- “Prop 2” would effectively ban the transportation of fossil fuels through Spokane, jeopardizing thousands of jobs, the city’s tax base, and its thriving business climate.
- It has been deemed illegal and unenforceable by the city’s own legal advisors. Prop 2 puts Spokane taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars in subsequent lawsuits and enforcement expenses, all of which would drain precious resources that could be better spent hiring new public safety personnel, investing in community parks, and repairing aging roads and critical infrastructure.
- The Committee to Protect Spokane’s Economy, a political action committee formed to oppose Prop 2, represents a diverse cross-section of local labor, agriculture, business and trade groups who believe Spokane’s rail lines are an integral part of our local, regional, and state economy.