Mercury News editorial: “Crude oil trains too dangerous for Bay Area cities”

If Phillips 66 gets its way, mile-long trains carrying 2 million gallons of crude will roll on aging tracks through Milpitas and San Jose five times a week. The trains will pass through Diridon Station, the heart of San Jose’s downtown, past schools and through populous neighborhoods until veering out toward Highway 101 to their destination, a refinery in San Luis Obispo.Fortunately, leaders throughout the Bay Area are rising in protest.