Monday, May 4, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 8
NEXT 7 DAYS This week's events
SEARCH Select a date
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
More search tools
click here
SUBMIT AN EVENT Add your event yourself

Weekly Poll
Should computer coding be required in school?

Might as well; everyone will be part computer someday.
That's a stupid idea.
Computers are for nerds.

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Search or post Santa Barbara County food and wine establishments

Santa Maria Sun / Letters to the Editor

Deny Phillips 66 its rail spur permit

Pearl Munak - Paso Robles -

The only way to keep our county safe from fires and explosions caused by oil train derailments, with their accompanying clouds of oily, toxic smoke that sticks to everything and their groundwater pollution, is to prevent the huge increase in oil trains going through our county. And the only way to do that is to deny a permit to Phillips 66. Without a permit, the increased traffic of oil trains won’t happen, because they would not be able to reach the refinery. The permit application includes a rail spur to the refinery. Without the permit, the company can’t build the spur. Keep us all safe. Deny the permit. Demand your city go on record as opposing the permit, and demand the county deny the permit.