Do you want to see supertankers bringing in 130,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands every day into the Phillips 66 Refinery? The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is in the process of permitting such an expansion of the P66 maritime wharf. This expansion will more than triple the number of tankers allowed per year. Solano County Supervisor Monica Brown will be hosting a community meeting in Benicia on this proposed project on Monday, August 14.
BAAQMD staff will be present and community feedback is critical. We need to stand up to yet another dangerous refinery expansion project dedicated to processing dirtier crude oils such as tar sands. As part of our call for a refinery emissions cap, we have already exposed the public health risks of such expansions. A Phillips 66 spill last year sent 100 area residents to the hospital. This expansion threatens public health, as well as the water quality of the Bay.
BAAQMD will be closing the comment period on their Draft Environmental Impact Report on August 28th You will be able to submit comments at this meeting. Please join the residents of Benicia, Vallejo and other impacted communities in making it clear that we want a moratorium on permitting of these refinery expansion projects, until BAAQMD has instituted the refinery emission caps we have been fighting for over the last four years.
Monday, Aug 14, 6:30-9:00 PM
Benicia City Hall
250 East I St.
For more information: Supervisor Brown’s Office: 707-784-2974
To submit comments for the Draft EIR: P66MarineTerminalPermitRevision@BAAQMD.gov, by Aug 28
Read here for more information on the P66 Wharf expansion