Railroads file suit against state of California

Repost from The Sacramento Bee [Editor’s UPDATE: Download the complaint here.  – RS]  Railroads say California lacks authority to impose safety rules on oil shipments By Tony Bizjak and Curtis Tate, Oct. 8, 2014 The battle over crude oil trains in California intensified this week, reaching into the legal sphere with potential national repercussions. The state’s … Continue reading Railroads file suit against state of California

Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

Repost from McClatchyDC [Editor: The author notes that this method of obtaining information on transport of crude by rail “only worked in the few places where Amtrak owns or controls track over which freight trains operate.”  – RS] Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau, August 4, … Continue reading Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

Oil train fires require SWAT teams, veteran firefighters tell states

Repost from The Island Packet, Beaufort, SC Oil train fires require SWAT teams, veteran firefighters tell states By Curtis Tate  |  McClatchy Washington Bureau  |  June 17, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. — A pair of Texans with decades of firefighting experience is encouraging state and local government leaders to consider establishing SWAT-like response teams for crude … Continue reading Oil train fires require SWAT teams, veteran firefighters tell states

Kamala Harris letters

By Roger Straw, August 11, 2020 [UPDATED for references to Vice-President-Elect Harris on November 14, 2020] Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris remembered in Benicia for her strong support Vice-President-Elect and California Senator Kamala Harris, has a remarkable connection for many of us here in Benicia.  Her support for a safe and healthy world was incredibly important in … Continue reading Kamala Harris letters