Bakken Shale

Emergency Plans Stall Out For Trains Transporting Bakken Crude Oil In The Bay Area, Part 3 Of 3As more and more Bakken crude oil is expected to be transported by railroad through the Bay Area, officials want to implement emergency plans in case of a derailment. But those plans are stalling out.
Safety Information For Alhambra Trestle In Martinez And Other Bridges Kept By The Railroads, Part 2 Of 3Some local, state and federal officials are concerned that an old railroad bridge in Martinez, used to transport increasing car loads of highly volatile crude oil from North Dakota to East Bay refineries, may be unsafe.
Aging Railway Infrastructure Raises Safety Concerns As Bay Area Readies To Receive Dramatic Increase Of Bakken Crude Oil, Part 1 Of 3Questions are being raised about the safety of the century-old Alhambra railroad trestle in Martinez. Some local residents and officials are concerned because the bridge is carrying an increasing number of loads of a highly volatile cargo.
KCBS Cover Story: The Alhambra Railroad TrestleKCBS' Jeffrey Schaub reports on the aging & possibly unsafe railroad bridge in Martinez...
Richmond Makes New Push To Stop Crude-By-Rail Deliveries Amid Concerns Over DerailmentsOfficials in Richmond are making a new push to stop trains carrying cargo that they say is a disaster waiting to happen.
Protesters Against Fracked Oil Deliveries Chain Themselves At Richmond YardA dramatic showdown at a rail yard in Richmond on Thursday as protesters locked themselves to a gate to disrupt operations at the facility.
New Safety Rules Proposed For Oil Rail Tanker Cars That Carry Explosive, Fracked CrudeThousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.
Lawsuit Filed Over Fracked Oil Trains In The Bay Area After KPIX 5 ReportTwo weeks ago, KPIX 5 discovered trains carrying explosive fracked crude oil have been rolling into the Bay Area under everyone's radar. On Thursday, four environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over it, calling the crude by rail terminal illegal.
Valero Confirms Plans For Crude Oil By Rail At Benicia Community MeetingOn the day a Bay Area state senator was voicing concerns over the transport of crude oil by rail, the Valero refinery in Benicia has announced at a community meeting it wants to do just that.
California May Not Be Prepared For Disasters Involving Fracked Oil TrainsAfter KPIX 5 uncovered trains carrying fracked oil are rolling into the Bay Area, state officials are worried that they are not prepared enough if something goes wrong.
Trains Carrying Fracked Oil Spotted In Bay AreaBay Area residents have made it clear that they don't want trains carrying fracked oil here. But KPIX 5 discovered it's already happening, in an operation so hush hush that even the state's energy commission didn't know about it.
Trains Carrying Fracked Oil Could Pass Through More Bay Area Cities, Report SaysResidents of Bay Area refinery towns have been fighting to keep the trains out. Now KPIX 5 has learned that many more local communities may also be at risk.
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