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An oil train moves through California's Central Valley. In 2009, 10,000 tank cars transported crude oil in the entire United States. This one terminal alone proposed bringing in 73,000 cars a year.
(Elizabeth Forsyth / Earthjustice)
Press Release: Victory November 21, 2017

Concerned Citizens and Environmental Groups Stop Oil Train in its Tracks

Groups stop rail terminal expansion that would increase ‚Äėbomb train‚Äô traffic and degrade air quality

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that may impact Amtrak's on-time performance.
(Photo courtesy of Gene Bowker)
Article December 8, 2014

Supreme Court Case Concerning Amtrak Contains Hidden Twist

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that may impact Amtrak's on-time performance.

An aerial view of the Alon Bakersfield Refinery.
(Aerial image (c) 2014 Microsoft Corporation / (c) 2012 Pictometry International Corp.)
case October 9, 2014

Challenging Alon Refinery’s Plan To Open Floodgate of Bakken Crude Into California’s Central Valley

A coalition of concerned citizens, environmental groups, and health and safety advocates have filed a lawsuit against the Kern County Board of Supervisors challenging its approval of a massive oil refinery and rail project that will further harm air quality in the San Joaquin Valley and subject residents in several states to the catastrophic risks…

document October 9, 2014

Complaint: Lawsuit Challenges Alon Refinery’s Plan To Open Floodgate of Bakken Crude Into California’s Central Valley

Rail terminal expansion plan would ramp up ‚Äėbomb train‚Äô traffic, increase air pollution in region with some of the worst air quality in U.S.

A train passes through Kern County. Two mile-long trains a day would snake along treacherous routes through the Sierra Mountains, past numerous Central Valley communities‚ÄĒand right past Bakersfield High School.
(Photo courtesy of Thomas Hawk)
Press Release October 9, 2014

Lawsuit Challenges Alon Refinery’s Plan To Open Floodgate of Bakken Crude Into California’s Central Valley

Rail terminal expansion plan would ramp up ‚Äėbomb train‚Äô traffic, increase air pollution in region with some of the worst air quality in U.S.

A crude oil train in the Richmond, CA, rail yard.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Press Release September 9, 2014

Kern County Approves Five-Fold Expansion of Alon Refinery’s Rail Terminal to Receive Bakken Crude

Largest terminal in California would increase air pollution in region with worst air quality in U.S.