Public Workshop on Valero Crude-By-Rail DEIR Letters

Posted: August 6, 2014 in Rail Transport of Oil
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Citizens gather to learn about CEQA and the DEIR process so they can write letters about their concerns with the 1,500 page document by Sept. 15.

Citizens gather to learn about CEQA and the DEIR process so they can write letters about their concerns with the 1,500 page document by Sept. 15.

Public Workshops

Responding to the Draft Environmental Impact Report on

Valero Crude-by-Rail Oil Trains through Davis

Saturday, August 9, 10-12 pm  

Thursday, August 21 – 7-9 pm

Sunday, September 7, 2-4 pm

Blanchard Room at Davis Branch Library

315 E. 14th Street

 Bring a friend!  Every letter adds impact!

Now is your chance to weigh in on the Valero Crude-by-Rail Project in Benicia that will bring 70,000 barrels, i.e. 100 tank cars of Bakken crude oil, through Davis daily.  Attend one or more public workshops for help writing a letter commenting on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).  Written comments are due September 15.

Agenda

1. Updates on oil trains, background on CEQA and EIR process, helpful resource materials.

2. Finding topics and supporting evidence, and sharing drafts for feedback.

Note:  Use the printed DEIR copy at the library (ask at the front desk), or find the DEIR and mailing directions posted at www.beniciaindependent.com   under Project Documents and Project Review.

Other ways to help:

  1. Attend the hearing of the Planning Commission in Benicia on August 14 to voice your concerns. 7pm, Council Chambers, City Hall, 250 East L Street, Benicia.
  2. Make a donation to Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community at http://safebenicia.org/

 

Mail letters to:                                                              Email letters to:

Amy Million, Principal Planner                                     amillion@ci.benicia.ca.us

Community Development Department                      Fax letter to:

250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510                           (707) 747-1637

 

Contact: Lynne Nittler at lnittler@sbcglobal.net   or 756-8110

 

 

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