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Some of that volatile crude that's been flowing through the Sacramento valley to the Bay won't be on the rail or roadways anymore.

InterState Oil has now agreed to  stop transloading Bakken oil at it's McClellan Facility.

That decision came at the request of the Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District after the district was sued by advocacy group Earthjustice.

FOX40 first reported on that court action in September.

Earthjustice was suing - not only because of the explosion danger - but because it claimed the permit process green-lighting the shipments was a back-door deal.

"The permit was issued.... the permit to transport highly flammable crude with toxic air contaminant emissions, was issued without any public notice or environmental review which is required under state law," said Suma Peesapati, attorney for Earthjustice.

The law she's talking about is CEQA - the California Environmental Quality Act.

Bakken crude from North Dakota has been involved in several explosions across the country.

InterState will stop accepting this kind of crude at McClellan on November 7th.