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.

WesPac

WesPac Energy is a company that wants to bring an enormous crude oil storage facility into Pittsburg. Their oil terminal would receive up to 10 million gallons of crude oil per day by ship in addition to more than 100 tanker cars by rail each day. Learn more...

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Crude by Rail

As shale fields scattered across the nation and in Canada produce millions of barrels of crude oil, energy companies are facing the fact that existing network of pipelines is insufficient to transport the oil and are turning to the rail network to take up the slack. Learn more...

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Resources

Want more resources? You're in the right place! We have fact sheets, printable reports, links to national organizations, a k-base for alternative energy options, and links to our own city council members so you can get your voice heard. Learn more...

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cctimes

Contra Costa Times: WesPac oil-by-rail storage project remains on hold

By Paul Burgarino Contra Costa Times Published 08/02/14 The brakes remain on a massive $200 million plan to transport domestic crude oil by railroad cars and ships, store it in refurbished storage tanks and pipe it to refineries throughout the Bay Area. And after almost six months of no action, it may stay that way […]

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