Bay Area Crude Oil-By-Rail Shipments Halted After Price Per Barrel Drops SharplyThe low price of oil has has prompted an energy company to halt the transportation by rail of Bakken crude through the Bay Area.
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.
Feds Say Towns Must Be Warned Before Trains Loaded With Crude Oil Pass ThroughThe Transportation Department issued an emergency order Wednesday requiring that railroads inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil through their states and urged shippers not to use older model tanks cars that are easily ruptured in accidents, even at slow speeds.
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.
Explosion Survivor Warns Of Fracked Oil Trains; Newer Safety Regulations DelayedA woman who lived through one of the deadliest train derailments ever hopes her experience serves as a wake-up call about allowing highly-volatile fracked crude oil to be transported by rail – as has been proposed in the Bay Area.