Urge SB City Council to take a stand against the Phillips 66 Rail Spur on Tuesday

Santa Barbara County Action Network 
July 26, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon, July 28, probably around 3:30 p.m., the Santa Barbara City Council will consider urging San Luis Obispo County to deny the Phillips 66 Rail Spur project. SBCAN has sent this letter, with this report "Impacts and Risks from Oil Trains and the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Project," to the City Council. Our report focuses on the potential impacts of the project on Santa Barbara County. 

A detailed map, prepared by the report's author, Jane Baxter, shows the areas that will be at greater risk of damage from explosions, pollution and trains blocking access to major arterials if the project is approved. Click here to view or download the map.

Please join us in urging the Santa Barbara City Council to ask San Luis Obispo County to deny this project.

Pasted below is the call to action issued by SBCAN's major partner is this endeavor, Food and Water Watch:

Hello!
 
This Tuesday, July 28th at about 3:30 the SB City Council will be voting on the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Project, to determine whether or not the City will write a letter of opposition urging SLO County to deny the terrible proposal.
 
Please rsvp here and join us to show support for bold action AGAINST this Phillips 66 proposal which threatens to bring millions of gallons of toxic, explosive Bakken and Tarsands crude through our communities. 
 
If you cannot attend the meeting, please email our council members and ask them to please write a letter urging the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission to deny the Phillips 66 Rail Spur project.
 
cmurillo@santabarbaraca.gov
 
​It is incredibly important that we show up or write in and urge our elected leaders to protect our communities health, safety and welfare. We need them to write a letter of opposition (not just concern) to the SLO County Planning Commission. ​
 
Please join us this Tuesday afternoon! If you rsvp here, we will notify you as to the exact time to show up.​ 
 
Rebecca
If you have any questions about this important issue, please call me, Ken Hough, at 805-563-0463.
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