Articles Tagged With ‘crude by rail’




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SLO County supervisors reject rail spur project

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to shoot down Phillips 66’s Nipomo rail spur project. The vote brought an end to a long series of county hearings, but the dispute over the project may continue to... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors begin hearings on Phillips 66 rail spur

Dozens of people protested Philips 66’s planned Nipomo rail spur both inside and outside of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors chambers on Monday. This week, the board of supervisors is holding a series of appeal hearings in... (Continue reading)

SLO judge rules against Phillips 66 motion to stop rail spur hearings

San Luis Obispo Judge Barry LaBarbera ruled against a legal appeal filed by Phillips 66 over the SLO County Planning Commission’s decision to reject the oil company’s Nipomo rail spur project. The court ruling paves the way for board of... (Continue reading)

Steve Martin flips on Nipomo rail spur

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)

Rail spur opponents take aim at Peschong

Ahead of a San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission vote on the proposed Nipomo rail spur, opponents of the oil train project are attempting to seize on the fact that District 1 supervisorial candidate John Peschong has a business relationship... (Continue reading)

SLO County Planning Commission again delays rail spur decision

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

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

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

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)

Phillips 66 pipe bursts, spills oil near Santa Maria

Two weeks following the oil spill near Refugio State Beach, a second Santa Barbara County crude pipe burst, this time causing a small spill near Santa Maria. [KEYT] Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a passerby reported seeing oil on a sidewalk... (Continue reading)



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