Category Archives: Bakken Crude

HazMat Commission Supports the Public’s Right to Know

On June 26th, the Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission voted 8-0 with 3 abstentions that AB 380 should not be supported unless it is amended to include the right for the public to get information on crude by rail shipments moving through … Continue reading

Posted in Bakken Crude, Danger! Crude-by-Rail, Tar Sands | Leave a comment

Martinez: Most crude oil delivered by pipeline, not rail

By Dana Guzzetti   CC Times   06/24/2014 [MEG note: The amount of crude oil by rail imported to California’s refineries is set to increase from1% of total imports in 2013 to 25%, or 150 million barrels, by 2016, according to state energy … Continue reading

Posted in Bakken Crude, Danger! Crude-by-Rail, Tar Sands | Leave a comment

Report on Healing Walk #3 – Benicia to Rodeo

Our third Connect the Dots Healing walk was a big success! Idle No More led the way as 50-60 concerned citizens walked over 14 miles from Benicia all the way to Rodeo. Composed of walkers both young and old, bicyclists, … Continue reading

Posted in Bakken Crude, Climate Change, Danger! Crude-by-Rail, Featured Events, Fracking, Ocean Acidification, Refineries, Renewables, Sea Level Rise, SF Bay Delta, Shell, Tar Sands, Tesoro | Leave a comment

Successful Rally Against Kinder Morgan

About 75 people gathered at the Kinder Morgan rail yard in Richmond, CA to protest the transfer of explosive Bakken crude oil from train to tanker truck. The product is unloaded in Richmond then trucked on Highway 4 to the Tesoro Refinery … Continue reading

Posted in Bakken Crude, Danger! Crude-by-Rail | Leave a comment

OPPOSE TRANSPORT OF CRUDE BY RAIL THROUGH MARTINEZ AND THE EAST BAY

Sign our petition to convince the Martinez City Council to support the MEG resolution against crude by rail transport! We urge the Martinez City Council to adopt a resolution opposing the transport of hazardous crude by rail along the Union Pacific … Continue reading

Posted in Bakken Crude, Danger! Crude-by-Rail, Health, Tar Sands, Tesoro | Leave a comment

The 1 percenters

Guy Cooper, Martinez Environmental Group    May 8, 2014     The Martinez Gazette “U.S. rail is reported to have spilled more oil in 2013 than in the previous 37 years combined, 1.15 million gallons.” http://martinezgazette.com/archives/14360

Posted in Bakken Crude, Danger! Crude-by-Rail, Martinez Gazette Column, Refineries, Tar Sands | Leave a comment

Explosive Virginia Train Carried Fracked Bakken Oil, Headed to Potential Export Facility

2014-04-30  By STEVE HORNhttp://desmogblog.com/2014/04/30/explosive-virginia-train-carried-fracked-bakken-oil-headed-to-potential-export-facility

Posted in Bakken Crude, Danger! Crude-by-Rail | Leave a comment

Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

By CORAL DAVENPORT   APRIL 14, 2014 “Experts also note that a shift at the national level could come as more states enact climate change policies. Currently California and several Northeastern states, including New York, have enacted state-level programs to … Continue reading

Posted in Bakken Crude, Climate Change, Danger! Crude-by-Rail, Fracking, Health, Refineries, Sea Level Rise, Tar Sands | Leave a comment

SF International Film Festival – The Overnighters – April 28th & May 3rd Documentary As our national Great Recession deepens and extends further on and farther out, Williston, North Dakota, is an honest-to-God boomtown. Flush with jobs from hydraulic fracturing … Continue reading

Link | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014

http://www.350bayarea.org/climatecon2014

Posted in Bakken Crude, Climate Change, Danger! Crude-by-Rail, Featured Events, Fracking, Health, Refineries, Renewables, SF Bay Delta, Shell, Tar Sands, Tesoro | Leave a comment