DR. PHYLLIS FOX: Expert blasts letters submitted by Benicia consultants
The Benicia Independent is in receipt of a late-breaking letter from well-known environmental expert Dr. Phyllis Fox, in which Fox rebuts letters submitted by the City of Benicia’s consultants last week. Consultants MRS and ESA submitted letters on April 11 and April 12 attacking Dr. Fox’s previous comments.
The Fox letter was submitted less than an hour ago today and is not yet posted on the City’s website.
Fox writes, “I have reviewed the letters by MRS and ESA that respond to my 4/4/16 Comments on Valero’s Appeal of Planning Commission’s Denial of the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project. The MRS and ESA responses are notable for their lack of support for numerous assertions. With few exceptions, they present no supporting calculations nor citations to specific pages in the EIR, reports, or web links. Thus, they present no new evidence and fail to respond to my comments.”
- NEW TODAY: Dr. Fox’s rebuttal letter
- ESA Response Memo to Fox Comments (5-page letter by the City’s consultant, ESA, defending its against criticism by Dr. Phyllis Fox on air quality and flooding.)
- MRS Response Letter to Fox Comments (8-page letter by the City’s consultant, Marine Research Specialists, defending its “Quantitative Risk Analysis” against criticism by Dr. Phyllis Fox.)
- Dr. Fox’s original comments (See pages 60-105)