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Your Call: What are the major concerns with transporting oil by rail?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about plans to plan to move millions of gallons of crude oil through California cities. Last summer, a train carrying about 2 million gallons of crude oil through Canada derailed and exploded. 47 people were killed. How safe is oil by rail? The Berkeley City Council recently voted to oppose it. What mechanisms are in place in the event of a spill? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Jayni Foley Hein , executive director of UC Berkeley School of Law's Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Diane Bailey, senior scientist in the health and environment program at Natural Resources Defense Council

Web Resources:

UC Berkeley Blog: As oil by rail gains momentum, is California on track to protect human health and the environment?

NRDC: Crude Oil Train Boom Headed to California

Mercury News: South Bay passenger rail corridor proposed for moving crude oil

McClatchy: California expects more crude oil by rail, seeks to beef up spill response

KPIX: Trains Carrying Fracked Oil Spotted In Bay Area