The 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.
Saturday, April 18th
9am - 3:30pm
Sunday, April 19th
San Luis Obispo
10am - 1pm
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