The Washington State Department of Ecology is conducting a rulemaking that will establish financial responsibility requirements for refineries, pipelines, and other bulk oil handling facilities (Class 1 facilities), but their draft rule will not come close to covering the estimated costs of a large oil spill. Action is needed to ensure that Washington State’s oil industries won’t go bankrupt before covering all the costs of their oil spills.

Tell the Washington State Department of Ecology that the draft financial responsibility requirements for Class 1 facilities are insufficient to cover oil spill response and damage costs. These measures are not just about protecting our natural environment—they’re about safeguarding our communities and way of life.