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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Solar Is Creating Jobs Nearly 20 Times Faster Than Overall U.S. Economy

Originally published in EcoWatch.com, January 15th 2015 By Anastasia Pantsios   All those senators currently debating in Washington D.C., calling the Keystone XL pipeline approval bill an urgent “jobs creation bill,” are looking for jobs in all the wrong places. They should be perusing the National Solar Jobs Census 2014, the fifth annual such report compiled by […]

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No Spill Reported After Train Cars Carrying Crude Derail Near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled. The department said in a statement Sunday night that it received a report of the derailment around 6:15 p.m. The statement says two New Orleans Public Belt Railway cars […]

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Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling a Year After Quebec Crash

Crude Oil Train Derailment In Ontario, Canada Is Third Accident In Less Than A Month

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, March 7 (Reuters) – A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama, with multiple cars on fire and some leaking oil into a waterway, the company said on Saturday. There were no injuries reported from the derailment, CN’s second in the region […]

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