Protect San Francisco Bay From More Oil Spills
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Protect San Francisco Bay From More Oil Spills

Oil-spill warning sign

Last year we battled Phillips 66 to stop it from routing hundreds of additional oil trains to its Southern California refinery. We won that fight -- and now it's time for round two.

Phillips 66 has requested an increase to the maximum amount of crude oil and gas that can be transported to its marine terminal in Rodeo, Calif., right on the shores of the San Francisco Bay.

We can't let this happen.

More crude coming through the Bay Area would mean more spills. Just last year Phillips 66 spilled an unknown amount of crude near the Rodeo refinery, leaving a 40-yard-wide, mile-long oil sheen on the bay. The spill sent more than 100 residents of nearby Vallejo to the hospital and prompted more than 1,400 odor complaints. Disturbingly, the cause of the spill is still unknown.

If Phillips 66's request is granted, much of the additional crude coming to the Rodeo terminal will be Alberta tar sands oil, which requires great effort to extract and refine. In the era of climate change, we can't afford the extremely high carbon costs of this form of fuel.

Using the form on this page, tell state regulators that you expect them to undertake a comprehensive review of the risks posed by Phillip 66's proposal to bring more tar sands tankers into the Bay Area.

Please take action by Dec. 11, 2017.

Photo of sign by Thomas Hawk/Flickr.

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