July 14, 2016

The Pioneer July 13, 2016 by Kali Persall Benicia residents will have to wait a few more months for a final decision on the Valero refinery’s controversial proposal to transport more than two million gallons of crude oil by train into the city, daily. The three-year-long Crude by Rail initiative is currently …

April 20, 2016

KQED April 20, 2016 by Julie Small Benicia’s City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to postpone a decision on Valero’s plan to build a railroad terminal at its refinery near the Suisun Bay. Chris Howe, health and safety director for the Valero refinery, said the company asked to delay the decision until the …

April 15, 2016

East Bay Express April 15, 2016 by Jean Tepperman In a strongly-worded letter sent Thursday to City of Benicia officials, California Deputy Attorney General Scott J. Lichtig wrote that Valero, the City of Benicia’s planning staff, and an outside attorney advising the city have all incorrectly interpreted the law, and that …

April 15, 2016

The Sacramento Bee April 14, 2016 byTONY BIZJAK California Attorney General Kamala Harris weighed in on Benicia’s ongoing oil train debate on Thursday, arguing that the city has a legal right to reject a local refinery’s oil train plan and the obligation to review environmental risks. The debate involves a …