SIGN OUR PETITION!

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

TO: MARTINEZ CITY COUNCIL

Oppose transport of crude by rail through Martinez and the East Bay

Why is this important?

We are very concerned about trains carrying Bakken crude that threaten the health and safety of Martinez residents. In the United States, Bakken crude derailments have been averaging one every five days, with numerous explosions. On July 6, 2013, a Bakken crude train flattened the downtown of Lac Megatic, Quebec, and killed 47 people. Tesoro Refinery is currently receiving volatile Bakken crude via train and truck, and Bakken crude is being transported on both rail lines surrounding Martinez. However, state and federal agencies charged with train safety inspections and regulatory enforcement are not adequately or quickly addressing this issue.

Click here to sign:
https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/oppose-transport-of-crude-by-rail-through-martinez-and-the-east-bay

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