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Thousands of form letters argue against Nipomo rail spur

After receiving more than 10,000 emails opposing the Phillips 66 proposed Nipomo rail spur to, staff has delayed the date for the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission to discuss the controversial project as they review the correspondence. Nevertheless, the... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail spur project is wrong for SLO County

OPINION By LAURANCE SHINDERMAN A little over two weeks ago, Phillips 66 released a re-circulated draft environmental impact report (DREIR) for the Phillips 66 Company rail spur extension project. The report addresses the proposed rail spur extension projects impacts on... (Continue reading)

Proposal calls for 350 new oil wells in Price Canyon

A Phoenix, Arizona based natural resources company is planning to drill 350 new oil wells in an area of Price Canyon near Pismo Beach. [KSBY] Freeport McMoran, which mines precious metals and produces oil and gas, currently pumps 5,000 barrels... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach convention center delayed

After two decades of discussions and votes to allow the construction of an 11,000 square foot conference center and 150-room lodge in Grover Beach, two recent appeals have stalled the project. In April, the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a... (Continue reading)

Larry Allen receives contract extension amid Forbes dispute

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two days after Forbes Magazine published a commentary highlighting the high pay of San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) head Larry Allen, the APCD board approved a contract extension for the district chief. On... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach air board rift spills over to conference center project

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following the removal of Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson from a regional air pollution board, an organization that supports off-road activity on the Oceano Dunes is planning to appeal the construction of an 11,000 square foot conference... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Council removes mayor from APCD board

The Grover Beach City Council chose to remove Mayor Debbie Peterson from the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Board of Directors during a committee assignment discussion Monday night. The council previously considered booting Peterson from the... (Continue reading)

California city bans smoking in apartments

San Rafael has a new ordinance prohibiting smoking in all homes that share walls with other residences. [RT] The San Rafael City Council adopted the ordinance last month, and it took effect November 14. The ordinance bans smoking in apartments,... (Continue reading)

California off track for 80 percent carbon cut

California will fall short of its 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal if the state does not adopt aggressive measures to fight climate changer, a U.S. Department of Energy report says. [LA Times] The state is on pace to comply... (Continue reading)

Brown signs West Coast pact on climate change

Governor Jerry Brown joined the governors of Oregon and Washington and the premier of British Columbia Monday to sign a West Coast pact on fighting climate change. [Mercury News] The Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy commits the... (Continue reading)



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