Valero Admits It Can Bring In Any Kind of Crude It Wants

Christin Ayers of KPIX 5 continues her fantastic coverage of crude by rail in Contra Costa County. On the 11:00 news Monday night, she reported on the Valero community meeting, where refinery managers admitted that not only fracked oil but Bakken oil would be welcome at the Benicia facility.  Bakken oil is highly explosive and has been the source of several deadly rail crashes in the U.S. and Canada, including a horrific incident at Lac Megantic where 47 people died.

We also learned at the meeting that only HALF of Valero management actually lives in Benicia, which means that for many of the refinery’s decision makers, their actions won’t affect their home lives or families.

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