Tuesday, January 21, 2014
PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The state attorney general's office is raising concerns about a draft environmental report that looks at the impacts of a proposed oil storage and transfer facility in a San Francisco Bay Area city.
The office of Attorney General Kamala Harris says in a letter to the City of Pittsburg that the report fails to adequately disclose and analyze the storage facility's impacts on local air quality. It also says the report does not address the risk of potential accidents.
The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/LP3vGY) that the letter was submitted last week.
The proposed WesPac Pittsburg Energy Infrastructure Project would lie on the western edge of downtown Pittsburg and supply Bay Area refineries with crude oil that would come in by water and train.
A message for Art Diefenbach, a manager for the project, was not immediately returned.
Information from: Contra Costa Times, http://www.contracostatimes.com