Philips 66 Wants To Double Oil Tankers Arriving At Rodeo Refinery

CBS KPIX 5 News

VALLEJO (KPIX 5) — The Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo wants to double the number of tankers that deliver crude to be refined, but concerns about the environment have prompted opposition from residents in the city of Vallejo.... Erica Maharg, managing attorney for the environmental protection group Baykeeper, says this expansion puts the bay directly at risk for more oil spills.

Maharg said, “I think the size of the expansion is the big concern for us.”

She said, “The increase in ship traffic I think increases the potential that a ship will have some sort of catastrophic accident and have a major oil spill.”

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