We did it in San Luis Obispo!

March 14, 2017

Today, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to deny the Phillips 66 oil trains project.

The vote came after yesterday’s incredible display of mass opposition to this dangerous project. During the Board of Supervisors hearings, activists unfurled a scroll displaying nearly 4,000 petitions from SLO County residents opposed to the project. We then dropped off a box of over 34,000 Californians who have echoed that call to say #StopOilTrains.

Then came the SLO #CleanEnergyCrossroads rally that attracted hundreds of participants. The rally featured indigenous leaders, elected officials and grassroots leaders that are BOTH fighting oil trains, offshore drilling, and expanded oil drilling in Price Canyon AND advocating for clean energy, including expanded solar, public transit and community choice energy. The rally presented not only unified opposition to oil trains but a positive vision for the future of SLO County and beyond.