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Requiring clean water not anti-business

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Requiring clean water not anti-business

By Owen Bailey There is nothing anti-business about insisting on clean water. Our tri-county region can reasonably be considered the birthplace of our country’s modern environmental movement. After the tragic blowout from offshore oil Platform A in January 1969, the Santa Barbara Channel became the poster child for irresponsible environmental practices and the devastation that Read More →

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California must end war on businesses

By   /  Friday, April 22nd, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  1 Comment

We’ve had the war on women. And the war on immigrants. Is the war on business, next? That’s a fair question raised by many, including Ventura employer General Magnaplate Corp., which is closing after settling with the Environmental Defense Center over charges it polluted the Santa Clara River. In a statement, the company said it Read More →

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Update: General Magnaplate pulling out of Ventura County

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Update: General Magnaplate pulling out of Ventura County

General Magnaplate California is closing its Ventura facility, the company announced on April 15. Difficult California business conditions and the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Center forced the closure, the company said. General Magnaplate has made reinforced parts used in the aerospace, transportation, medical, oil and other industries for 36 years. “After 36 successful Read More →

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Settlement reached over General Magnaplate’s runoff into Santa Clara River

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Settlement reached over General Magnaplate’s runoff into Santa Clara River

The Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara law firm Keller Rohrback reached a settlement with General Magnaplate California to address alleged Clean Water Act violations stemming from storm water runoff generated by its Ventura electroplating facility. General Magnaplate, which has made reinforced parts used in the aerospace, transportation, medical, oil and other industries for more than 30 Read More →

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Bill would ban offshore oil drilling along West Coast

By   /  Friday, November 13th, 2015  /  Columns, Law  /  Comments Off on Bill would ban offshore oil drilling along West Coast

Lawmakers have launched another attempt to ban offshore oil drilling. While recent attempts to limit Big Oil’s reach have been concentrated to specific regions, this one is targeting the entire West Coast. But even bills with a more narrow scope do not often get passed. U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, authored the West Coast Read More →

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