Watch a 1-hour interview about an exciting and creative opportunity to accomplish many positive changes in our society by electrifying our nationwide train system and reducing the use of heavy trucks. This is Olympia FOR’s December 2017 TV program.
“Solutionary Rail” would reduce fossil fuel use and protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs and help local communities throughout our nation. The website promoting it – www.solutionaryrail.org – describes it as “a people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future.” I agree with that summary, and Solutionary Rail offers many more benefits, which we discuss during this interview.
Our guest – Bill Moyer – is a key organizer of Solutionary Rail. He is the Executive Director of the Backbone Campaign, which is based on Vashon Island in Puget Sound in Washington State. Bill is a very savvy organizer who thinks strategically. Bill and the Backbone Campaign help people organize strategically smart movements for social change and creative activities that he refers to as “artful activism.”