• Crude rail derailment anywhere in the Delta could threaten California’s water supply

By Roger Straw, BenIcia Independent Editor
With expert analysis by Dr. Phyllis Fox

California’s water supply could be in danger if crude oil trains traveling from the P66 facility in So. Cal. to the Rodeo refinery derail over the aging bridge that spans over the Delta…..a little something that was missing in the EIR.




• Richmond and Berkeley pass anti-crude by rail resolutions on the same night

by Jean Tepperman (East Bay Express reprint/Benicia Independent)

Refinery expert Phyllis Fox looks at the Santa Maria P66 EIR and figures out the refinery’s dirty, explosive secret: Bakkan crude is going to rolling through major cities in Northern California on Amtrak commuter rail lines.