Expert Dr. Phyllis Fox blasts letters submitted last week by Benicia consultants

By Roger Straw, April 18, 2016

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.”