No Oil Trains Through Ventura County

Phillps 66 wants to build a "rail spur" facility up in San Luis Obispo County so that oil trains from Canada and throughout the United States could transport oil to Nipomo (southern SLO County) for refining. If this project is allowed, each year over 12,000 oil train cars would snake through our communities, near our homes, roads, schools, beaches and farm land. CFROG opposes this dangerous and risky plan. We don't want oil trains coming through our County!

2_OIl-Train-1_no-credit-necessary-e1453932505313-380x250.jpgThe Environmental Defense Center (EDC) appealed the initial approval of the project and the SLO Planning Commission upheld the appeal and denied the project. Then Phillips 66 filed an appeal, taking the project to the SLO County Board of Supervisors. That appeal hearing takes place on March 13. 

The EDC represented Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, StandEarth, and Center for Biological Diversity in the initial appeal. CFROG vigorously supports the actions of EDC in opposing this dangerous polluting project. 

HERE is the hearing agenda. 

HERE is information from EDC on their appeal and the project.

HERE is information on the risks of oil trains.

HERE is info on train derailments and photos. 

Action Items: 

1) Write a letter urging the SLO Board of Supervisors to deny this project.

Send - so they receive it by March 13 - to the SLO County Board of Supervisors at

1055 Monterey Street, Room D430,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

or email it to

2)Speak up at the public hearing on March 13

Join us in San Luis Obispo and speak up to protect our communities from this polluting and dangerous project
(*be at the Theater between 8-9 am to get your speaker slip)

March 13, 2017 at 9am - 4pm
SLO County Supervisors Hearing Room
1055 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
United States
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Will you come?