Subject: Reject the Alon Bakerfield Project
You would do well to read California Attorney General Kamala Harris's January 15th, 2014 letter to the City of Pittsburg, CA regarding a proposed crude-by-rail terminal there. Many of her concerns apply to this project, including:
- the issue of cumulative emissions on an already highly-impacted community,
- the increased and novel risks of transporting extreme crudes such as diluted tar sands bitumen and Bakken shale oil, and
- the effects that new fossil fuel infrastructure may have on California's ability to meet its own (legislated) greenhouse gas emissions goals.
The full letter is available at http://pittsburgdc.org/?p=655
To protect our climate and meet California's greenhouse gas emission goals, we must not build any more fossil fuel infrastructure. Period.