Refineries Plan To Ship Even Dirtier Tar Sands Oil Into Bay Area, Fracked Crude By Rail Gets Too Pricey

CBS SF Bay Area

A new kind of cargo is heading into the Bay Area by ship, called tar sands crude, the dirtiest crude on the planet. "This is a product that sinks. Its very heavy,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper Interim Executive Director. “If it spills, it’s going to instantaneously cover the bottom of the Bay which will almost automatically kill everything that is on the Bay floor. We shouldn’t even be contemplating having those vessels come in to the Bay until we are ready to deal with a spill,”