Canvas in SLO to help avert California crude-by-rail disaster

Phillips 66 Rodeo to SLO projectThe Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery Railspur Project, if approved, would allow millions of gallons of toxic crude oil to be shipped by rail through dozens of California cities, from Chico, Sacramento, and the Bay Area through San Jose, SLO, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles. The project would put millions of Californians at risk of derailments, spills, fires, and explosions—not to mention elevated toxic air pollution and carbon emissions.  (Pictured: One leg of the route, the rail line connecting the Phillips 88 Rodeo refinery to its Nipomo refinery in Santa Maria.)

Already, over 15 cities and counties have passed resolutions demanding SLO County reject the project—and our efforts have helped make that happen. Now we need volunteers to build the opposition in SLO communities through door-to-door canvassing.

Forest Ethics is organizing a canvassing blitz in San Luis Obispo County. It will help folks find housing and form carpools. It will also provide training, materials, breakfast, and lunch on both April 18th and 19th.

Forest Ethics will use this key weekend to ‘blitz’ SLO county with volunteers, ensuring that residents are engaged when the time comes in the coming weeks and months for the SLO planning commission to hold public hearings on the project.

Sign-up to help stop this hazardous crude-by-rail project from Phillips 66.

Saturday, April 18th
North County
9am - 3:30pm

Sunday, April 19th
San Luis Obispo
10am - 1pm

April 18, 2015 at 9am - April 20, 2015
San Luis Obispo County
Atascadero, CA
United States
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Ethan Buckner · · (612) 718-3847

Will you come?

  • Nick Despota
    canceled rsvp 2015-04-13 16:39:22 -0700
  • Nick Despota
    rsvped 2015-04-04 13:07:03 -0700