Category Archives: Danger! Crude-by-Rail

Northwest Region Averaging Nine Freight Train Derailments Per Month

Mapping freight train mishaps over the last two-and-a-half years.By Eric de Place and John Abbotts   May 13, 2014   Sightline Daily http://daily.sightline.org/2014/05/13/northwest-region-averaging-nine-freight-train-derailments-per-month/  

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Martinez Environmental Group: Martinez could become hazardous rail car choke point

By JIM NEU   May 29, 2014 http://martinezgazette.com/archives/14896

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Health and Safety Issues Posed by the Transportation of Crude Oil by Rail Through the Martinez Community

From: Martinez Environmental Group (MEG) To: City of Martinez City Council Subcommittee on Public Safety for the meeting of June 9, 2014 Subject: Health and Safety Issues Posed by the Transportation of Crude Oil by Rail Through the Martinez Community

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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

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New Report on Crude By Rail in North America

http://priceofoil.org/content/uploads/2014/05/OCI_Runaway_Train_Single_reduce.pdf

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INCREASED OIL TRAIN TRAFFIC RAISES POTENTIAL FOR SAFETY CHALLENGES

By Casey Christie    The Californian   May 17 2014   http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/business/oil/x1372326354/ Increased-oil-train-traffic-raises-potential-for-safety-challenges

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How to tell an oil train apart from others: photo guide

By Rob Davis   March 31, 2014 The Oregonian http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/03/how_to_ tell_an_oil_train_in_or.html

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What has Changed Since the Lac-Mégantic Disaster?

By Adam Federman   Utne Reader (This post originally appeared at Earth Island Journal.) “…the oil has to travel long distances, in some cases thousands of miles, and is subject to fluctuations in temperature and pressure, a factor that Smith … Continue reading

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East Bay Oil Refinery Protest Draws About 100 Demonstrators

East Bay Express   Jean Tepperman    Mon, May 19, 2014 http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2014/05/19/east-bay-oil-refinery-protest-draws-about-100-demonstrators  

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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

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