Stop Devastating Oil Spill Threat to Endangered Marine Animals in Wildlife Haven!
Phillips 66 is a petrochemical giant with a bad track record of oil spills which sentences entire communities of animals and plants to horrific deaths. This company wants to double the number of oil tankers in the San Francisco Bay - an ecosystem that supports millions of animals. It’s a recipe for disaster that will likely spell death and destruction for endangered and rare animals including the great white shark as well as dolphins, whales, harbor porpoises, birds, sea lions, seals and sea otters. We have to stop this deadly proposal in its tracks right now!
San Francisco Bay is already one of the busiest seaports in the world. There will be a steep increase in the amount of oil tanker traffic arriving into and leaving from the San Francisco Bay if Phillips 66 refinery gets its way.
Worst of all, Phillips 66 could be planning to transport oil from Canada's notorious Tar Sands - a massive facility that indigenous groups have been fighting for years. Tar sands oil sinks to the bottom of the ocean and is nearly impossible to clean up. Not only does it harm wildlife in the water nearby, it smothers bottom-dwelling creatures who form the critical basis of the Bay's food chain.
Phillips 66 has caused at least two spills in the Bay Area in the past two years, one in which over 100 residents near the refinery sought treatment at hospital emergency rooms for exposure to fumes from the oil spill.
Phillips 66 has applied to expand its marine terminal and more than double the amount of current oil tanker traffic - with more than double the risk of disaster. This increased traffic will result in more collisions with whales, and dramatically increase the likelihood of devastating oil spills. It will wreak havoc on the local population of harbor porpoises and migrating whales due to noise pollution and other issues.
Many also fear that increasing the terminal’s size will mean more toxic emissions forced on neighboring communities of animals and humans alike.
What You Can Do:
Please contact the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the body that is considering approving this permit, by phone and by email.
1) Call 415.749.5000
Press 0 and ask to leave a message regarding the Phillips 66 permit renewal.
You can simply say, “Please deny Phillips 66's permit to expand the marine terminal, since the increased tanker traffic and emissions endangers life, in the oceans and on land."
2) Send our letter, by filling out the form on the tight-hand side of this page.