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San Jose: Residents rally to derail plan that would send oil tankers through city


February 19, 2017 | Mercury News | San Jose residents and local activists have organized a march Sunday and community meeting Thursday to remind the public that the fight to prevent flammable crude oil from being hauled on rail through Willow Glen and other neighborhoods up and down the state isn’t over.

Although the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission last year denied Phillips 66’s request to expand its refinery in Santa Maria, the company appealed the decision to that county’s board of supervisors, which is expected to review the proposal next month.

More than 40 public agencies or elected officials throughout California have either passed resolutions or written letters opposed to the plan.

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