Fracked Oil

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.
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.
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.
Backlash Grows Over Plan To Store Fracked Oil In PittsburgA company called WesPac Energy wants to start bringing the substance, known as bakken shale, to the Delta town by rail and storing it there before shipping it to the Bay Area’s five refineries via pipeline.