- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An environmental group is suing Sacramento air quality managers for failing to require an environmental review of a crude oil transfer station.

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1B3Oq6w ) the complaint was filed Monday by Earthjustice against the Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

The suit accuses the district of quietly approving permits for InterState Oil Company, allowing it to use McClellan Business Park as a site for transferring crude oil from trains into tanker trucks headed to refineries.

It charges that air quality officials and InterState failed to review the potential hazards of running crude oil through neighborhoods, and asks the court to halt the transfer operations.

Air district official Larry Greene told the newspaper last month that InterState had an existing permit to transfer denatured alcohol and that the switch to crude oil didn’t cause any emissions increases.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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