California city plans more study of crude-oil rail shipments

Feb 4, 2015 10:45 AM by News Staff

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) - The city of Benicia is planning further review of a refinery's plan to move as many as 100 train cars of flammable crude oil daily through Northern California communities.

The Sacramento Bee reports Benicia officials said Tuesday that they have decided to redo some sections of an environmental impact analysis of the project. The city plans to release a rewritten report June 30 for public review.

The decision comes after numerous groups, including Attorney General Kamala Harris, called the city's review of the project inadequate.

The Valero Refining Company in Benicia plans to have trains travel on the Union Pacific line that runs through downtown West Sacramento and Davis, along the same tracks that carry Capitol Corridor passenger trains between Sacramento and the Bay Area.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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