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Campaign fights BNSF plan for “wall of rail cars” on Richmond shoreline

(Source: San Francisco Chronicle, April 7, 2019)

RICHMOND, Calif. — On a recent morning, small waves lapped at the rocky shore, picnickers gathered at tables around a lagoon, and families perambulated along the eastern edge of San Francisco Bay to enjoy a sunny day in Richmond. The scenic escape at Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline was carved out of an industrial waterfront more than four decades ago to provide a refuge from the press of nearby freeways, refineries, chemical plants and factories. But a battle between the regional park district and BNSF Railway could soon determine whether the 307-acre space remains a peaceful sanctuary or becomes home to a busy diesel rail line — something many residents adamantly oppose.

Full story: San Francisco Chronicle

Monday, April 8, 2019

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