Come to ISO panel at Library
The May 5 major flaring event at the Valero Refinery in Benicia was another indicator of the continuing need for local oversight and verification of safe refinery operations.
Benicia is the only refinery town in the Bay Area without the protection of an Industrial Safety Ordinance (ISO) that protects not only refinery workers but citizens as well. An ISO would also ensure that the city of Benicia would have immediate access to refinery audits from which to take action to insure safe operations are taken by Valero for the health and safety of our community.
Please come to a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Dona Benicia Room of the Benicia Public Library, 150 E. L St. to learn more about industrial safety from a panel of experts from Contra Costa Hazardous Materials office, California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA) and the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA).
Peter is right
Please extend my appreciation to your columnist Peter Bray for his brilliant column “Mad Dog and Bozos” in the Nov. 2 edition of the Benicia Herald.
Mr. Bray summed up the appalling display of ignorance and incompetence of the administration currently occupying the White House with insight and accuracy. Thank you for including his column in the newspaper.
Georgia T. Benedict,