Terra Verde

Tour of Phillips 66 Refinery Exposes Hard Realities of Proposed Conversion to Biofuels

Protestors hold in front of the Phillips 66 refinery in rodeo
The planned conversion of two Bay Area refineries into biofuel processing plants is being opposed by many local residents and environmentalists. Photo by Peg Hunter.

On May 3, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on the proposals by Phillips 66 in Rodeo and Marathon in Martinez to turn their refineries into ones that process biofuels from high deforestation risk soy feedstock. Local residents and environmental groups have appealed county approvals of these projects. Today, we are re-running a Terra Verde show hosted by Gary Huges which features field interviews with Contra Costa County residents with decades of collective experience in responding to the public health and safety threats of the Phillips 66 refinery.