SMART Board Gets an Earful: Citizens confront SMART Board over environmental toxins

SMART Board Gets an Earful: Citizens confront SMART Board over environmental toxins

WeAreSanRafael.com | posted: 2/19/2015

Is SMART using toxic creosote ties in San Rafael? 12 residents showed up at today’s SMART Board meeting in Petaluma armed with photos of creosote timber ties stacked on Los Ranchitos, ties that are being installed at our grade crossings, and timber ties lying in rainwater next to Las Gallinas creek. We showed photos of the berm, the drainage issues it is causing and the noxious fumes from creosote timber ties. Some ties have already been installed at Smith Ranch Road and Civic Center, where rainwater will cause the creosote to leach into the protected watershed. Download our handouts in pdf format, which we printed and gave to the Board members. It’s a good photo essay of the issues and permit violations noted in this post. You can watch the video of the meeting. The public comments are first. Ken is first up to speak at 2:53.

Meeting video here.

Complete article here.