Last month, decision-makers voted unanimously to reject a proposed crude-by-rail project at the Valero oil refinery in Benicia because it "would be detrimental to the public health, safety, or welfare" of Benicians and communities along the oil train routes. It was the right decision -- projects like these, which put more than five million Californians within the blast zones of explosive oil trains, are not worth the risk.
But the oil company behind this project is appealing this decision to the Benicia City Council -- so we need to speak out to protect communities like Benicia, Truckee, Davis, and Sacramento, that would be put at risk if this project moves forward.
This is an all-hands-on-deck moment to stop this dangerous crude-by-rail project once and for all. Take a moment to urge the Benicia City Council to listen to the public and the city's own Planning Commission and say NO to Big Oil!
(TIP: If you personalize your message to the City Council with why you care about this issue, your public comment will carry more weight.)
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