Welcome to the Pittsburg Defense Council!

The PDC is a grassroots group fighting the proposed WesPac oil storage and transfer terminal. The massive, 125-acre terminal would be sited less than half a mile from downtown, and near homes, schools, parks, and the waterfront.

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Pittsburg Defeats WesPac: Biggest California Crude Oil Project Stopped in its Tracks

Dec 11, 2015 In the final days of 2015 the victories for the climate justice movement are coming fast and furious — fracking bans to pipeline wins to breakthrough climate policies. This week, after years of a hard-fought community-led campaign, we learned that the oil services company WesPac has withdrawn their permit applications to build […]

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Pittsburg: Proposed WesPac oil-by-rail shipping terminal is dead

From Contra Costa Times. December 9, 2015. Sam Richards A controversial plan that had generated fierce local opposition to convert a moribund PG&E tank farm into a massive regional oil storage facility is dead after the company proposing the project backed out, company officials confirmed Wednesday. WesPac Midstream LLC’s proposed Pittsburg Terminal Project no longer […]

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Toxic gas in Bakken pipeline points to sour well problem

By John Kemp May 29 (Reuters) – The discovery of perilous concentrations of hydrogen sulphide gas in a crude oil storage tank earlier this month has sparked a furious row between pipeline operator Enbridge and Bakken crude shippers including Plains Marketing and Murex. On May 8, Enbridge Energy Partners made an emergency application to the […]

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