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A Santa Barbara County Action Network Alert:
Impacts and Risks from Oil Trains and the Phillips 66 Rail Spur Project
Keeping Explosive Canadian Tar Sands Oil from Riding the Rails through Santa Barbara County
By Jane Baxter. Edited by Ken Hough. 2nd Edition: July 8, 2015
Oil Train Damage and Injury Zones On Santa Barbara County's South Coast and Guadalupe
Click here to view or download a low resolution "Oil Train Injury & Damage Zones Map." It is 9 mb. You can zoom in on details.
Visualize the ramifications of a crash of a train carrying up to 3 million gallons of crude oil along the coastline of Santa Barbara County. This would dwarf the recent Plains All-American pipeline spill at Refugio Beach (reported as 101,000 gallons), which sent oil at least as far as Redondo Beach.
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Oil Issues: A Citizen's Guide
Measure P was on the ballot in the November 2014 election. It raised issues about oil production in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Maria resident Jane Baxter researched the topic and wrote a comprehensive 49-page report: "Oil Issues: A Citizen's Guide" to help people answer questions they have about oil production locally.