350Marin joined 350 Bay Area members and other allies under expert leadership from Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community to help make this victory possible. Valero's plan was also opposed for safety reasons by officials in Sacramento, since the trains would run through sections of downtown Sacramento and northern California. Following Oakland's recent rejection of use of the Port of Oakland as a coal export facility, this represents another precedent-setting example of Bay Area cities refusing to tolerate the expansion of dirty and dangerous fossil-fuel operations at a time when the world needs to focus its energy on developing renewable sources of clean energy. These local decisions may have national reverberations, as noted in the SF Gate HERE...
Benicia Unanimously Rejects Valero Oil Train Plan
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