excerpted from Oil on Rails
Recorded on October 2014

John Avalos on Oil Train Safety


"The changes in the oil industry are being driven by the oil industry and we’re playing catch up to figure out how we can protect the public and protect the environment," said John Avalos, Member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.  "The biggest challenge we have is pay-to-play politics is that how of the money that comes in to elected officials and people who are decision-makers influence what they do."

Speakers at this Event

District 11 Supervisor, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Conservation Program Manager, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter

Vice President of Strategic Communications, Western States Petroleum Association

Science Reporter, KQED