Hundreds of opponents to the proposed Phillips 66 rail spur at their Nipomo refinery turned out the public hearing in San Luis Obispo on March 13th.
The Board of Supervisors conducting a hearing on the oil company’s proposal to build a rail spur to accommodate three rail deliveries a week as opposed to more than 250 truck deliveries.
Among those to testify yesterday, representatives of the City of Berkeley, the Santa Clara Green Party, some Nipomo residents, and hundreds more from throughout California.
Mike Brown of COLAB says that early in the day he counted 50 opponents to three who supported Phillips 66.
The hearings will continue into March 14th, followed by another presentation by Phillips 66.
PHOTO CREDIT: DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT