This letter is in reference to your Sept. 12 editorial, “Santa Barbara County takes big green step with Cuyama solar approval.”
The first sentence in the first paragraph has a false and inflammatory statement: “(…) Measure P, the proposal that could ban most oil and gas production in the county (….).”
Measure P will ban only new, extreme extraction techniques that pose significant and immediate health, safety and environmental risks.
Measure P is happening in a larger context in which our global climate catastrophe calls for a shift ASAP — away from fossil carbon to safe, clean, renewable energy sources.
There is plenty of clean-business opportunity in our move to a truly environmentally sustainable economy. Please do not be part of the problem by holding good change back. Be part of the solution for which your descendants will thank you.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: For Business Times reported coverage of Measure P, please click here.]