April 22, 2014
3 PM and 5:30 PM
Martinez City Hall
525 Henrietta Street
Martinez Ca 94553
Tesoro is applying to the California State Lands Commission to renew its 30 year lease on the Avon marine terminal, which currently receives oil via ship in the Carquinez Straits. The terminal is located 1.75 miles east of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, on the Martinez side of the bay. At the April 22 meeting, the Commission will accept oral public comment on any concerns about the project. What we know so far is that the project will include construction at the terminal as well as dredging of the bay. However, a recent EIR on Tesoro’s OTHER nearby marine terminal indicated that they wanted to increase the number of ships from 69 to 90 per year and increase the total amount of oil brought to the refinery. No details yet about whether the oil will be Bakken crude and/or tar sands, but please come to this hearing to ask questions and show your opposition to expansion of fossil fuel production in Contra Costa.
Written comments must be submitted by May 1, 2014
Notice available at: http://www.slc.ca.gov/division_pages/DEPM/Reports/Avon/PDF/NOP.pdf