Letters to the Editor

No ‘bomb trains’

Are you willing to say that accidents won’t happen?

The local Sierra Club in their publication, the Santa Lucian, pointed out that San Luis Obispo’s water-treatment plant, which handles every drop of water from surrounding reservoirs, is at “the bottom of one of the most hazardous railroad grades in the state.” What do you think could happen if there was a runaway train full of extremely flammable oil?

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will be making the final decision because the proposed rail spur needed by Phillips 66 is in this county. There is a lot of pressure from many Northern California counties, cities, school boards, etc., that will be greatly affected by the decision and have gone on record opposing it.