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oil-by-rail-explosion

Forest Ethics: An oil by rail threat is a threat to us all!

Thanks to our friends at Forest Ethics for this post: Companies like WesPac and Valero want to build massive new oil terminals to bring exploding oil trains into the San Francisco Bay Area and out through the entire country. And refineries there are proposing a slew of expansion projects to process dirtier, toxic, volatile, carbon […]

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Accidents

There is a reason they’re called ‘Bomb Trains’! Since 2013, there has been a series of catastrophic accidents associated with the transportation of crude oil by rail. As these incidents continue to occur, we will update the list below. March 7, 2015 – crude oil train derailed near Ontario community of Gogama, multiple cars caught […]

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Hazards to Pittsburg

WesPac Energy wants to build an enormous oil storage and transfer facility in Pittsburg. Their mega oil terminal would bring in crude oil by ship and expanded pipelines. And PG&E’s old tanks near the waterfront would be reactivated to create a tank ‘farm’ for crude oil storage. Some of the effects this project will have […]

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