Santa Barbara City Council votes to oppose the P66’s Tar Sand train spur expansion in San Louis Obispo

The Santa Barbara City Council voted 5-2 to write a letter urging that San Luis Obispo reject an application by Phillips 66 to expand the railroad spur at its Nipomo refinery.   In drafting a letter, Santa Barbara joins a list of 40 cities and other governmental entities along the coast in opposing the oil train rail spur.

One of the most persuasive arguments that led to the decision: the bomb train blast zone map, showing 16 schools, many parks, a municipal golf course and City Hall.

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