PHILLIPS 66 TRAIN TERMINAL PROJECT
In 2016, Phillips 66 proposed to bring mile long oil tanker trains, each carrying 2.4 million gallons of flammable, explosive petroleum, across California and through San Luis Obispo county five times a week for the next 20 years. The crude oil comes from Canada and is the dirtiest on earth, to be refined at the Nipomo Mesa plant, transported to the SF Bay area for further processing, and then exported to the highest bidders. P66 plans to turn this local refinery into the western center of sour crude oil processing. Our communities bear all of the risk and P66 shareholders and executives would make millions..
The campaign to STOP the OIL TRAINS was successful and SLO County resources were protected in early 2017 when County Supervisors voted against allowing oil trains.