New postings of individual comment letters

By Roger Straw, April 14, 2016 INFLUX OF IMPORTANT NEW LETTERS [Editor: I have not been able to keep up with splitting off important individual letters from the City’s postings of composite documents. Nevertheless, here are a few of the important recent contributions opposing Valero’s dirty and dangerous Crude By Rail proposal and/or critical of … Continue reading New postings of individual comment letters

ROGER STRAW: STOP Valero’s dirty and dangerous Crude By Rail proposal

By Roger Straw, April 13, 2016 [Editor: The following article was submitted to the editor of the Benicia Herald, referencing recent pro-Valero letters published there.  – RS] STOP Valero’s dirty and dangerous Crude By Rail proposal The latest flurry of pro-crude-by-oil letters published in the Benicia Herald contained unwarranted attacks on local opponents of Valero’s … Continue reading ROGER STRAW: STOP Valero’s dirty and dangerous Crude By Rail proposal

COUNCIL HEARINGS: List of 77 speakers – articulate, informed opposition to Valero Crude By Rail

By Roger Straw, April 8, 2016 Council Hearings this week: 77 informed, articulate and often passionate speakers critical of of Valero Crude By Rail This past week, the Benicia City Council heard public testimony for and against Valero’s Crude By Rail proposal – mostly against.  Video of these comments can be found on the City’s website. On the … Continue reading COUNCIL HEARINGS: List of 77 speakers – articulate, informed opposition to Valero Crude By Rail

Benicia Blocks Oil-By-Rail Plan

Repost from the East Bay Express [Editor:  I am posting this excellent review by Jean Tepperman belatedly, with thanks for East Bay Express’ regional coverage of a Benicia story with huge regional and national implications.  I’ve not read a better review of the Feb. 8-11 Benicia Planning Commission hearings.  – RS] Benicia Blocks Oil-By-Rail Plan By Jean Tepperman, February 12, 2016 … Continue reading Benicia Blocks Oil-By-Rail Plan