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Dana Stokes spoke on the True Cost of Oil that must be paid by someone!

Dana Stokes spoke on the True Cost of Oil that must be paid by someone!

Dear Planning Commissioners,

Thank you for listening to my commentary this evening.  Here is the written version of my comments regarding the Final Environmental Impact Report and the Valero Crude–by-Rail Project.

The True Cost of Oil – Who Pays?

I wish to address the section of the staff report entitled “Significant and Unavoidable Impacts (Impacts without Mitigation Measures)” beginning on page 26.   The identified impacts are summarized for informational purposes only, as the staff report summarizes in several paragraphs why under federal preemption no mitigations of any kind can be offered for any of the impacts. (more…)