Last Speak Out: Tar Sands Out of SLO, March 11

CBR_5.jpgOil giant Phillips 66 is fighting to build a rail terminal at its Santa Maria oil refinery in San Luis Obispo. If this dangerous plan is approved, nearly 11 million gallons of tar sands crude could start rolling through our communities, every week, on their way to this refinery.

In three days of hearings in February, hundreds of people spoke against this project, while Phillips again turned out workers in a “jobs vs. the environment” campaign. (See the link below for video of the hearings.)

Friday, March 11th, is the last day that the SLO County Planning Commission takes public testimony.  Our goal is to prevent further delay and move the commission to vote on the 11th.  While we need a good turnout, we want to focus on new speakers, especially from impacted communities and local officials. 

Links below go to a Sierra Club form to submit written comments, for those who cannot attend.  More detail can be found in the CBE analysis of the Environmental Impact Report. Those who can get written or public comments from local officials can use the Richmond City Council resolution as a model.


Reporting on SLO Hearings

CBE Comment on FEIR

Submit Public Comment

Richmond City Council Resolution

March 11, 2016 at 9am - 5pm
Board of Supervisors
1055 Monterey St
Room D170
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
United States
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