A proposal to expand production at the Phillips 66 refinery on the Nipomo Mesa has drawn the ire of some San Luis Obispo County residents. A protest was held at the County Government Center on Feb. 4, 2016.
A proposal to expand production at the Phillips 66 refinery on the Nipomo Mesa has drawn the ire of some San Luis Obispo County residents. A protest was held at the County Government Center on Feb. 4, 2016. David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
A proposal to expand production at the Phillips 66 refinery on the Nipomo Mesa has drawn the ire of some San Luis Obispo County residents. A protest was held at the County Government Center on Feb. 4, 2016. David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

SLO County should weigh both the benefits and the risks of Phillips 66 rail spur

August 06, 2016 09:16 PM

About Matthew Hoy

Matthew Hoy

Matthew Hoy, a conservative, is a San Diego-area native and 1994 graduate of Cal Poly's journalism program. He spent 15 years at various newspapers along the West Coast, including The Lompoc Record, The Daily World in Aberdeen, Wash., The North County Times in Escondido and The San Diego Union-Tribune. For 15 years, Hoy has written a blog on politics and the media, Hoystory.com. Hoy's column will be published in The Tribune every other week, in rotation with liberal columnist Tom Fulks.