Articles Tagged With ‘Oil’




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No new oil drilling on the Central Coast

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The Obama Administration announced Friday that there will be no new oil drilling leases on the Central Coast of California for at least five years. [KCBX] The federal government’s new oil and gas leasing program for offshore federal waters through... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 appeals rail spur denial

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Phillips 66 appealed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s denial of its rail spur project to the county Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, the last day the company could challenge the commission’s denial. In its request, Phillips 66 is... (Continue reading)

Steve Martin flips on Nipomo rail spur

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin

Paso Robles mayor and San Luis Obispo County supervisor candidate Steve Martin has changed his position on the Nipomo rail spur project. Martin initially supported the Phillips 66’s proposed rail spur, but he now says, if elected, he would most... (Continue reading)

SLO County Planning Commission denies Phillips 66 rail spur project

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After more than eight months of hearings, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to deny the controversial Phillips 66 rail spur project. Commissioners Don Campbell and Jim Harrison dissented. Phillips 66 was seeking approval to... (Continue reading)

Government should focus on facts, not emotion

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OPINION by GARY KIRKLAND The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a hearing on the Phillips 66 Railroad spur extension on Sept. 22. At that hearing many speakers opposed the extension as it might cause harm and is dangerous.... (Continue reading)

SLO County Planning Commission again delays rail spur decision

Jim Irving

For the seventh time, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a hearing on the Phillips 66 rail spur project, and for the seventh time, the commission failed to reach a conclusion on the matter. More than seven months... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail spur likely to get planning commission approval

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The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has indicated it will approve a scaled-down version of Phillips 66’s proposed rail spur. Commissioners are expected to voted 3-2 in favor of the project at a meeting in September. Phillips 66 plans... (Continue reading)

Public comment on Phillips 66 rail spur drags on

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More than 100 public speakers addressed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission Thursday during the agency’s third hearing on the Phillip 66’s proposed rail spur. The planning commission has yet to start deliberating about the project. Phillips 66 plans... (Continue reading)

Hundreds descend on SLO to protest Phillips 66 rail spur

Rail Spur protest

Opponents of Phillips 66’s proposed rail spur came from across California Thursday to protest the project as it appeared before the San Luis Obispo County Planing Commission. An estimated total of more than 500 people showed up to the first... (Continue reading)

SLO County staff seeking denial of Phillips 66 rail spur

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San Luis Obispo County staff is recommending denial of Phillips 66’s proposal to build a rail spur so that crude oil currently delivered by pipeline could be transported to the Nipomo facility by rail. The proposed rail spur project includes... (Continue reading)



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