Bakken Shale

The Alhambra Trestle in Martinez. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Emergency Plans Stall Out For Trains Transporting Bakken Crude Oil In The Bay Area, Part 3 Of 3

As 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.

12/31/2014

Underneath the Alhambra trestle in Martinez (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Safety Information For Alhambra Trestle In Martinez And Other Bridges Kept By The Railroads, Part 2 Of 3

Some 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.

12/30/2014

Alhambra Trestle in Martinez, CA (Jeffrey Schaub)

Aging Railway Infrastructure Raises Safety Concerns As Bay Area Readies To Receive Dramatic Increase Of Bakken Crude Oil, Part 1 Of 3

Questions 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.

12/29/2014

(Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: The Alhambra Railroad Trestle

KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub reports on the aging & possibly unsafe railroad bridge in Martinez…

12/29/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Makes New Push To Stop Crude-By-Rail Deliveries Amid Concerns Over Derailments

Officials in Richmond are making a new push to stop trains carrying cargo that they say is a disaster waiting to happen.

11/18/2014

Protesters against fracked oil trains held a demonstration outside the Kinder-Morgan rail yard in Richmond on September 4, 2014. (CBS)

Protesters Against Fracked Oil Deliveries Chain Themselves At Richmond Yard

A dramatic showdown at a rail yard in Richmond on Thursday as protesters locked themselves to a gate to disrupt operations at the facility.

09/05/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

New Safety Rules Proposed For Oil Rail Tanker Cars That Carry Explosive, Fracked Crude

Thousands 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.

07/23/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Lawsuit Filed Over Fracked Oil Trains In The Bay Area After KPIX 5 Report

Two 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.

03/28/2014

Refinery at Sunrise

Valero Confirms Plans For Crude Oil By Rail At Benicia Community Meeting

On 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.

03/25/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

California May Not Be Prepared For Disasters Involving Fracked Oil Trains

After 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.

03/20/2014

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