Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Opinion >  Letters

Get assurances from rail

I am not in favor of the rail tankers, full of crude oil, coming through Spokane because of the history of railroad accidents, along with the slowing of traffic in Spokane’s rail and highway system.

But, if we are forced to let the oil trains go through our city, I believe we should make sure that Warren Buffett himself lets us know of all of the safety features that would be in place. He should also commit to the fact that the BNSF Railway would be ready to pay all of the expenses in case of an oil spill and fire. BNSF should also pay for the crude oil spilled into our beautiful Spokane River, as well as the problem of the stuff going into the Columbia River system.

Buffett’s company owns BNSF. If Union Pacific is involved, get a commitment from its chief executive officer to do the same.

James Hansen

Spokane


 

Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters on topics of public interest. Your letter must adhere to the following rules:

  • No more than 250 words
  • We reserve the right to reject letters that are not factually correct, racist or are written with malice.
  • We cannot accept more than one letter a month from the same writer.
  • With each letter, include your daytime phone number and street address.
  • The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.
Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt.
Click here to learn more.

Submit letters using any of the following:

Our online form

Mail: Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Email: editor@spokesman.com
Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430