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Benicia Looks to Federal Regulators to Resolve Oil-by-Rail Controversy


April 21, 2016 |KQED |Benicia’s City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to postpone a decision on Valero’s plan to build a railroad terminal at its refinery near the Suisun Bay.

Chris Howe, health and safety director for the Valero refinery, said the company asked to delay the decision until the federal agency that regulates railroads provides some guidance to Benicia officials.

“I think they felt that they had a responsibility to be best informed before they made their decision,” Howe said.

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