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Oil Train Showdown; Trans Pacific Partnership

oil trainA marathon planning hearing in a county four hours away from here is poised to determine whether half the Bay Area will become a corridor for 80-tanker oil trains carrying explosive loads–we talk to two of the people trying to stop it. Plus: the Trans Pacific Partnership gets signed today – which marks the start of an epic lobbying blitz in Washington for approval from Congress. Maira Sutton of the Electronic Frontier Foundation walks us through what it means for everything from music to your smartphone – and how she hopes to stop it.

Guests:

  • Andres Soto, organizer with Communities for a Better Environment
  • Lawrence Schinderman, steering committee member, Mesa Refinery Watch
  • Maira Sutton, Global Policy Analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

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