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Calif. Court Reverses Decision To Allow Crude Oil Shipments

Law360, New York (November 22, 2017, 6:47 PM EST) -- A California state appellate court on Tuesday struck down a controversial decision to allow the construction of a new rail facility that would have allowed greater shipments of potentially explosive oil to be delivered to a shuttered oil refinery in Bakersfield, finding an environmental impact study erroneously downplayed the risk of disaster.

In a 67-page order, Fifth Appellate District Judges Donald R. Franson Jr., Rosendo Peña Jr. and Gene Gomes reversed and remanded a California trial court decision that had paved the way for Alon USA...
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