Crude Injustice on the Rails in California

May 28, 2016

Public interest groups release report ‘Crude Injustice on the Rails’ evaluating the disparate threat to people of color and low-income communities from explosions and pollution from crude oil trains in California.

The groups Stand and Communities for a Better Environment evaluated oil train routes and US Census data to determine who was at greatest risk from pollution and potential oil trains derailments and explosions, like the fatal July 2013 Lac Megantic oil train disaster.

For more information about the environmental justice impacts on Latino and low-income communities of color in California blast zones, contact Communities for a Better Environment.