A public hearing on the Central Coast is moving into its second day on an oil company’s controversial proposal to expand a refinery to handle huge shipments of crude oil arriving by train.
Plans to add a 7,000 foot long rail spur, parallel tracks, and unloading facilities at the Phillips 66 facility in Nipomo are being hotly contested. Nearby residents say they’re worried about safety issues from the nearly mile long oil trains, and officials from a number of cities, and counties around the state say they don’t want shipments passing through their communities.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.
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