County planners continue Phillips 66 oil train proposal without decisionBy Matt Van Slyke, Posted: Sep 22, 2016
The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission wrapped up another hearing Thursday on Phillip 66’s crude oil-by-rail plan without making a decision.
The project proposes allowing trains carrying a total of about 2.2 million gallons of crude oil to be delivered to the Santa Maria Refinery on the Nipomo Mesa.
Opponents say, if a train carrying crude derailed, it could be catastrophic. Supporters point to Phillips 66’s safety record and the jobs the rail extension would create.
The meeting was continued to October 5.