Monday, January 6, 2014

Pittsburg Pushes Back against "crude-by-rail" project, increased refinery pollution and ecocide

For more information:
* Push HARD [] ("Power to the People!")
* Pittsburg Defense Council []
* San Pablo Bay communities against "crude-by-rail" project, increased refinery pollution and ecocide

message from Pittsburg Defense Council:
Stop WesPac’s Proposed Crude Oil Terminal in Pittsburg
More trains, more asthma and cancer, risks of spills and explosions
We are fighting a proposed oil terminal near downtown Pittsburg, California. This major industrial project would bring up to 100 rail cars of crude oil through Pittsburg every day.
The massive, 125-acre terminal would be where the old PG&E tanks are now, less than half a mile from downtown Pittsburg, and near homes, schools, parks, and the waterfront. The site lies in both a flood zone and a liquefaction zone (that means that in an earthquake, the soil acts like a liquid and buildings are easily damaged).
The threats to public health, safety, and air and water quality posed by this project are beyond unacceptable. Click here to learn more about the hazards to Pittsburg.
Find out other ways to take action, or call us with any questions or to get involved – (925) 318-1264 or email
The great aerial shot of downtown Pittsburg comes from NateG.

These yellow storage tanks have not been used for 15 years. Do you want to see them reactivated and filled with volatile crude oil so close to homes, schools, parks, downtown and the marina?

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