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Valero reaches hazardous waste settlement

Valero reaches hazardous waste settlement

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Metro

The Valero oil refining company is in the hot seat. A settlement for improper hazardous waste reporting and handling will require the refinery’s Benicia facility to pay a $157,800 fine and improve its piping operations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in an Oct. 5 news release. A ...

Benicia city council votes unanimous ‘no’ on crude oil by rail

Benicia city council votes unanimous ‘no’ on crude oil by rail

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Metro, Showcase

On any given day, trains can be heard screeching throughout Benicia on the Union Pacific Railroad, transporting industrial materials and automotive parts. A unanimous vote by the city council guaranteed that crude oil will not be riding the rails into the city anytime soon. On Sept. 20, the Benicia City Council unanim...

Transportation plan in ‘uncharted territory’

Transportation plan in ‘uncharted territory’

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 13, 2016


Filed under Metro

Benicia residents will have to wait a few more months for a final decision on the Valero refinery’s controversial proposal to transport more than two million gallons of crude oil by train into the city, daily. The three-year-long Crude by Rail initiative is currently awaiting review by the Surface ...

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