Activists detained hanging “Stop Oil Trains Now” banner from bridge

Activists protesting the threat of oil trains were detained this morning as they attempted to hang a 60-foot banner in front of the Benicia-Martinez railroad bridge. The banner reads “Stop Oil Trains Now: Are You in the” The railroad bridge, which runs between the RT680 bridges, crosses the Carquinez Strait near refineries operated by Valera, Tesoro, Shell and Chevron.

The Benecia-Martinez bridge is identified by the rail industry and on the map as the route for oil trains moving through the Bay Area.

Read statements of activists from Communities for a Better Environment, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, and Forest Ethics who took part in this action on the press release, Monday, July 6, 2015.