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. 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 to learn more about the big picture and understand the issues? From online resources to political profiles to printed fliers, we've got it all here for you. Learn more...

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Critics blast proposed oil terminal, even without Bakken crude trains

By Sam Richards srichards@bayareanewsgroup.com Originally published: 04/07/15 Train loads of Bakken crude oil are no longer in the plans for a proposed oil storage terminal near the waterfront, but that does not mean the project is being welcomed to town with open arms. The City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to approve amending the environmental […]

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WesPac is Back!

Please join us to let the City Council know that we STILL do not want WesPac or any part of their business, no matter how they modify the project. When: Monday, April 6th 2015 Time: 7pm on the 3rd floor Where: 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565 Map: Click here for a map location   […]

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Pittsburg: WesPac oil storage project no longer includes Bakken crude trains

Originally published in the San Jose Mercury News, April 01, 2015. By Sam Richards Amid the growing national debate over the safety of transporting crude oil by trains, an energy firm has dropped the rail component from a controversial proposal to transform an old PG&E tank farm into a regional oil storage facility here. WesPac […]

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