Oil Trains: How to stay informed and be active
July 28, 2016 by Lynne Nittler Concerned about Oil Trains passing through Davis? Here are tips on ways to keep up-to-date on new developments. The latest move by Valero takes the issue of federal preemption to the Surface Transportation Board in Washington D.C. and includes…
The status of crude-by-rail projects in California
June 10, 2016 By Lynne Nittler Things are ever changing for the two proposed oil train rail spurs in northern California. It is critical that California residents stay informed and ready to participate at any moment as the process unfolds. A summary of recent developments…
Benicia hears oil train concerns from Davisites
Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise, April 6, 2016 By Lynne Nittler Davis was well-represented at the Benicia City Council hearing for the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project this Monday evening. Of the approximately 48 people who spoke, 12 came from Davis or Dixon, and another 6…
Final Oil train hearings in early February – Speak up now!
Every voice counts! The public is invited to both hearings! The California oil train sagas continue with an urgent next chapter for both the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project in Benicia and the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Extension Project in San Luis Obispo. Both cities will hold…
Oil Train DEIR Comments & Other Actions
The City of Benicia has extended the comment period on the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) until September 15th. Yolano Climate Action is hosting the last public letter-writing workshop on September 7. The DEIR is an opportunity for individuals to voice their…
Oil Train Resources for Written Comments
Workshop on How to Respond to the Draft EIR Wednesday, June 18 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall at Davis Community Church (421 D Street) Instruction, brainstorming, and organizing our responses Refreshments! The Draft EIR for the Valero rail terminal Project in Benicia (70,000 barrels of…
Yolano Climate Action: Crude-by-Rail Transport through Davis Update
By Lynne Nittler Yolano Climate Action is a go-to place for climate activists where members of groups like Move-on, Sierra Club, Citizen’s Climate Lobby and Cool Davis can bring their active concerns. It is a working group of the Cool Davis Coalition Partners. See below…
More Crude-by-Rail Trains Put Davis at Risk
By Lynne Nittler, Milton Kalish and Matt Biers-Ariel Cross-posted from The Davis Enterprise, January 12th, 2014 North Dakota Bakken crude oil production is booming, and oil companies are desperate for a fast, convenient way to transport their crude oil to refineries across the U.S. A…
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There is a difference between "carbon neutral" and "fossil free" and these students have hit on it. They report emissions have not dropped significantly despite so many efforts.
I call on all UC Davis affiliates (students, staff, faculty, alums, etc) - please sign ✍🏼& share🐦 this petition for the bold action we need to fight the #ClimateCrisis. Let's #decarbonize.
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