Valero tries to sway public opinion at Crude-by-rail public meeting. (Good luck with that.)

By Fox News

At a community meeting this week,Valero stated that the community’s safety concerns were not financially in the company’s interest and that the “benefits outweigh the risks.” Valero also assured the crowd that it will “only” have FOUR long oil unit trains a day and promised to make the trains move ….slower.

Setting aside the fact that over half of derailment happen in rail yards where the average speed is 1 mile an hour or less,  unloading four mile-long unit trains a day is a massive amount of crude.  Four trains a day is over 300,000 barrels of crude.

Andres Soto from Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community unpacks other important concerns in the news footage.

loooog oil train

http://fox40.com/2014/06/30/valero-tries-to-sway-public-opinion-at-crude-by-rail-meeting/

 

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