BENICIA HERALD: City Council hears public comments on crude by rail

Repost from the Benicia Herald Online [Editor: For Tuesday’s comments on Valero Crude By Rail by Marilyn Bardet and Planning Commissioner and City Council candidate Steve Young, skip down to the red bullet.  – RS] Council hears about crude by rail, water infrastructure and EMS costs Tuesday By Elizabeth Warnimont, July 7, 2016 At its … Continue reading BENICIA HERALD: City Council hears public comments on crude by rail

CSX letter supports federal pre-emption of local regulation, including authority over non-rail-related permits

By Roger Straw, July 5, 2016 CSX Railroad files letter with STB in support of Valero Crude by Rail On July 1, the City of Benicia received a copy of a letter from CSX` Railroad to the DOT’s Surface Transportation Board (STB).  The letter, released to the public today, supports Valero Refinery’s request for an STB … Continue reading CSX letter supports federal pre-emption of local regulation, including authority over non-rail-related permits

VIDEO: Protest and public comments at Benicia City Council following the derailment in Mosier OR

By Roger Straw, June 8, 2016 [Editor: See also the Benicia Herald report on the protest and Council meeting.  – RS] At its June 7, 2016 meeting, Benicia’s City Council heard comments from the public on the derailment and explosion in Mosier Oregon. A group of about 30 had gathered to protest oil trains at Benicia’s … Continue reading VIDEO: Protest and public comments at Benicia City Council following the derailment in Mosier OR

ENDORSEMENT: Mike Ioakimedes for Solano County Supervisor

By Roger Straw, May 22, 2016 [Editor:  For more information about Mike Ioakimedes, see his website: Ioakimedes4Solano.com.  – RS] Mike understands the issues when it comes to Crude By Rail and other local health and safety issues A recent newspaper article mistakenly gave credit to only two of the three candidates for County Supervisor who clearly oppose … Continue reading ENDORSEMENT: Mike Ioakimedes for Solano County Supervisor