"Michael Cathcart, executive director of Better Spokane, said the backers of the initiative fail to understand the greater impact this measure stands to have on the Inland Northwest economy," a Keep Washington Competitive statement reads.
"This is illegal, pure and simple,” Cathcart says in the news release. “The railroads have moved fossil fuels through Spokane for decades, and rail remains the safest, most efficient means of moving these commodities. Yet because of the politics around fossil fuels, we’re willing to jeopardize a major trade network for our city, our state and our region."
Read the entire article: https://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2017/06/12/safer-spokane-submits-oil-and-coal-train-initiative-signatures-aiming-at-november-ballot