For more than seven years, ExxonMobil has left its oil in the ground off the coast of Santa Barbara County, with no way to transport it since the rupture of Plains All American’s pipeline near Refugio State Beach. Now ExxonMobil will take a shot at moving the oil itself, after purchasing the broken pipeline from Read More →
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Dear Editor, There is an active oil well on our Rincon-Vitova Insectaries business property in the Ventura oil field. It was drilled in 1945 on the site of a migrant farm worker camp. The dormitory buildings that we use to grow beneficial insects for biological pest control were built much earlier in 1922. My father Read More →
Dear Editor, One year ago, Venturans paid an average of $4.12 per gallon for gas. The average has now exceeded $5.90 and diesel fuel hit $6.49 this week. High fuel costs equal higher costs for food, materials, and commercial goods. Rising prices are one of many concerns about Measures A and B. If they pass, Read More →
Dear Editor, With oil prices high, there is more incentive to ramp up oil drilling, including next to homes and schools. Ventura County residents need to vote “yes” on Measures A and B if they want that development to face environmental review — like every other kind of development — and to meet current laws Read More →
By Nancy Lindholm Higher prices, fewer jobs, and more foreign oil: Measures A and B are a bad deal for Ventura County.Our coalition of local labor unions, business leaders, scientists, farmers, working families, and community members urges voters to reject the deceptive campaign to arbitrarily shut down our local oil and gas production. Policies have Read More →
By Tomás Rebecchi Measures A and B close a decades-old loophole that allows oil and gas operators to escape the regulatory rules every other industry has to play by, and that’s why we’re urging Ventura County residents to vote yes on A and B this June. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors passed these protections Read More →