Grants Database

Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Tar Sands & Tankers: Fighting Phillips 66’s Threat to the San Francisco Bay
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2018
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
San Francisco Bay Area
Alameda County ; Contra Costa County ; Marin County ; Napa County ; San Francisco County ; Solano County
Project Description:

Stand requests $20,000 to defeat Phillips 66’s proposed marine terminal expansion at its Rodeo facility. If built, this project would more than double the number of tankers carrying crude oil to the facility (from 59 to 129/year), dramatically increasing the risk of spills in the San Francisco Bay, with 10 to 14 times more sinking tar sands moving across the Bay. The expansion is gearing up to be a high-profile fight; it is uniting groups concerned about threats to the marine environment, Indigenous fishing rights, and air quality, particularly among low-income people of color.