Saturday, May 31, 2014

Activists Rally in Richmond Against Kinder Morgan's "Crude-by-Rail" Facility

Around 200 community and environmental activists gathered today in front of the train cars at Kinder Morgan's trans-loading facility in Richmond to protest the energy company's recent decision to use the city as a hub for rail shipments of crude oil. Activists say government officials green-lighted the initiative in February of this year without any type of public discussion and without carrying out an environmental impact report, which would assess the dangers of moving the potentially explosive substance through the community. Pacifica's Andrew Klein filed this report from Richmond.