“Solutionary Rail Is Good for Climate, Workers, Communities”

During 2019 my local newspaper, www.TheOlympian.com, authorized me to write five Op-Eds of up to 750 words each.

My November 2019 Op-Ed explained and strongly supported Solutionary Rail.  It begins with this headline and first paragraph:

Solutionary Rail Is Good for Climate, Workers, Communities

It’s rare to find a creative proposal that solves many problems at the same time. I’m enthusiastic about Solutionary Rail, www.solutionaryrail.org. It would electrify our railroads and significantly reduce fossil fuel use and air pollution. It would protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs and help local communities – including seaport areas, transportation hubs, cities, freeways, and rural areas.

It is being posted also to Solutionary Rail’s website, www.solutionaryrail.org.  Near the top of the home page, look for the tab labeled “In the Press.”  Click on that and you’ll see my Op-Ed and two TV interviews I conducted about this issue.

The TV programs and thorough summaries of what we said are at these links:

NOVEMBER 2019:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-solutionary-rail-is-a-win-win-win-for-climate-workers-communities

DECEMBER 2017:  http://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-solutionary-rail

I am attaching my Op-Ed here:

Op-Ed supporting Solutionary Rail


After I produced this TV program and posted it to my blog, my e-mail address changed from glenanderson@integra.net to glen@parallaxperspectives.org.  When you watch the TV video and/or read the linked document, please use my new e-mail address (and/or phone me at 360-491-9093) if you have any questions or want more information.





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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org