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Commission calls for more comment on Phillips 66 crude-by-rail plan

By   /  Thursday, September 22nd, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Commission calls for more comment on Phillips 66 crude-by-rail plan

Updated Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.: The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has elected to hear more public comment on the Phillips 66 crude-by-rail proposal in light of new findings from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board regarding preemption and a revised proposal. The Surface Transportation Board recently commented on a similar project being deliberated Read More →

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Venoco offers early end to offshore oil production if it can draw more sooner

By   /  Thursday, September 15th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Venoco offers early end to offshore oil production if it can draw more sooner

Updated Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m.: Venoco has proposed to bring an early end to its offshore oil and gas production if the company’s Lease Line Adjustment Project is approved. Denver-based Venoco, which has significant operations in Santa Barbara County, proposed on Sept. 16 that it would hand its offshore oil leases back to the Read More →

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Mayors urge CPUC to deny PG&E proposal to close Diablo Canyon

By   /  Thursday, September 15th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Mayors urge CPUC to deny PG&E proposal to close Diablo Canyon

A group of mayors from six San Luis Obispo County cities asked the California Public Utilities Commission to deny a proposal to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant because the proposal does not fully outline steps to be taken to mitigate effects of the closure. In a request filed with the utilities commission on Sept. Read More →

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Commission recommends Puente Power Project be built on alternative site

By   /  Monday, September 12th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Commission recommends Puente Power Project be built on alternative site

The California Coastal Commission has unanimously recommended that Oxnard’s Puente Power Project be built somewhere other than the site of an existing power plant on Mandalay Beach. The Coastal Commission made the recommendation at a Sept. 9 meeting in Newport Beach, saying the Puente Power Project should be built on an alternative site outside of Read More →

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Brown signs bill to cap idle oil, gas wells

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Brown signs bill to cap idle oil, gas wells

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sept. 9 that aims to cap more idle oil and gas wells. Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, authored AB 2729, which ensures that funding is available to cap idle wells and creates disincentives for operators to maintain large numbers of idle wells. The bill also broadens the definition Read More →

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Governor signs bill requiring state to reduce greenhouse emissions

By   /  Thursday, September 8th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will require the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels by 2030. Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, introduced the bill. It amends the 2006 California Global Warming Solutions Act that that requires the state to reduce statewide emission levels to at least Read More →

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Plains oil spill plaintiffs seek class certification

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Energy, right, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Plains oil spill plaintiffs seek class certification

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