Terra Verde

Crude By Rail from the Bakken to the Bay

Given the Bakken and Tar Sands oil booms, the transportation of crude by rail in the US has spiked by 4000% since 2008. Much of the oil being moved by trains across the States is destined for overseas markets, via our local refineries. So, what’s in it for us? Today Laura Garzon Chica (@EarthMediaArts) discusses the explosive threat of these potentially deadly “bomb trains” with Valerie Love of the Center for Biological Diversity, Matt Krogh of ForestEthics, and Ash Kalra of the San Jose City Council.

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