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Editorial: Oil could bring much-needed jobs to North Santa Barbara County

By   /  Friday, May 11th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Oil could bring much-needed jobs to North Santa Barbara County

The UC Santa Barbara forecast in Santa Maria  recently raised a provocative idea for speeding jobs and growth in the Central Coast: What if the North County opened the doors to more onshore oil-and-gas exploration and development? Many experts believe that discoverable reserves are plentiful throughout the Tri-Counties. But getting permits is practically impossible at Read More →

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Venoco drops Ellwood drilling plans

By   /  Wednesday, November 17th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Venoco drops Ellwood drilling plans

Venoco has dropped its plans to expand oil drilling from its Platform Holly off the coast of Santa Barbara County. In a brief letter sent to the California State Lands Commission on Nov. 9 and widely circulated by environmental groups on Nov. 16, Venoco said it “hereby withdraws its application for its Ellwood Full Field Read More →

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