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A crew boat arrives at offshore oil drilling platform 'Gail' operated by Venoco, Inc. off the coast of California near Santa Barbara, Calif., Friday, May 1, 2009. ... has endorsed a resolution reinforcing its support for a ban on all new drilling and fracking sites in federal and state waters off California's coastline.
... filled with oil drilling platforms—much as we now have in Santa Barbara. The full details of the conference are reported in this week's Malibu Times but since drilling for offshore oil is wildly unpopular in all of California, the back story and the strategy being pursued by almost all the players is worth a look.

Now Steve, you recently wrote an article titled California is Fighting Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan but Exxon, Koch Already Drill There. ... The reason why he's able to do that is because there was a moratorium put in place decades ago after the Santa Barbara oil spill, but existing leases that were already in ...
FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, a worker removes oil from the sand at Refugio State Beach in the Santa Barbara Channel, north of Goleta, Calif., ... have erected roadblocks, saying the federal waters off California, Oregon and Washington have “no known resources of any weight,” The Washington ...
These fracking operations took place off Long Beach, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach — a region known for some of California's most iconic beaches and tourist attractions. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/19/calif-finds-more-instances-of-offshore-fracking/3045721/
Short-lived support for local control of fracking also unnerved the industry during Trump's presidential run. .... example, a pipeline owned by Plains All American ruptured, causing more than 100,000 gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into the Pacific Ocean along the coast of Santa Barbara County, California.

Early in 2011, Bill Allayaud was so fed up with what he saw as dereliction of duty by California's oil and gas regulator that he began to catalog grievances: unregulated fracking, allowing companies to inject oilfield wastewater into clean water aquifers, little or no oversight into critical practices affecting public ...
fracking well Hydraulically fractured wells in California's Central Valley. (Credit: Debra Perrone/UC Santa Barbara). The investigators amassed a large database of private drinking water wells and compared their locations to hydraulic fracturing sites. Conducting a scientific analysis of data that spanned 15 ...
Volunteers have begun gathering signatures to place the “Protect Our Water, Air, and Land: Ban Fracking and Oil Expansion in SLO County” Initiative on the ... In 1969, Union Oil's Platform A in the Santa Barbara channel had a catastrophic blowout that fouled beaches as far north as Pismo Beach with ...
Gibson made the motion to have county staff draft a formal resolution after representatives from the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and the Environmental Center of SLO urged the board to take a stance—something other California counties have done. The Santa Barbara County Board of ...
AG Becerra: Trump Administration Must Immediately Withdraw Proposal to Open California's Coast to Offshore Drilling ... SACRAMENTO, Calif. ... The 1969 spill off the shores of Santa Barbara killed thousands of birds and marine mammals, suspended commercial fishing and severely harmed tourism.
California consumers were spared at least 30 years of depending on high-priced foreign energy. Environmentalists and consumer advocates insisted California didn't need liquified natural gas, just as they now say offshore oil is not unneeded. They proved right, as fracking and shale deposits in the Rocky ...
By the way, California still allows over 2,000 unregulated fracking wastewater wells to dispose of their chemical brew into underground aquifers. ... Forty-nine years have past since 1969's goopy mess came ashore at Santa Barbara from a blowout on a drilling platform where a company insisted “… all ...
Environmentalists and consumer advocates insisted California didn't need LNG, just as they now say offshore oil is not needed. They proved right, as fracking ... Adding new drill rigs to the coastal scene has been anathema here since the infamous Santa Barbara Channel oil spill of 1968. The beach-fouling ...
See you in court, again: California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra marked his one-year anniversary in the post by filing his 25th legal challenge to Trump administration policies, this time over the federal decision to repeal restrictions on the oil-extraction method known as fracking. Los Angeles Times.
In California, however, the state has moved consistently away from offshore oil drilling for nearly 50 years after a massive oil spill in 1969 off the coast of Santa Barbara contaminated coastal waters and caused catastrophic economic and environmental damage. The spill sparked the creation of Earth Day ...
fracking well Hydraulically fractured wells in California's Central Valley. (Credit: Debra Perrone/UC Santa Barbara). The investigators amassed a large database of private drinking water wells and compared their locations to hydraulic fracturing sites. Conducting a scientific analysis of data that spanned 15 ...

fracking well Hydraulically fractured wells in California's Central Valley. (Credit: Debra Perrone/UC Santa Barbara). The investigators amassed a large database of private drinking water wells and compared their locations to hydraulic fracturing sites. Conducting a scientific analysis of data that spanned 15 ...
“This would lead to a greater probability of spills along the California ... The Santa Barbara spill remains the largest oil spill in the waters off the ...
No new offshore oil leases have been granted in Pacific federal waters since 1984 or in California state waters since 1969, the year the Santa Barbara oil spill spewed 4.2 million gallons of crude oil into the Santa Barbara Channel, killing birds, animals and marine life. The Santa Barbara spill remains the ...
Laguna Beach joins 12 other cities including Malibu, Santa Barbara, ... a series of California resolutions opposing offshore drilling and fracking.
UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE), ... picked up by industry; we need to have the innovative ideas that help California industry. ... That became less of an issue with fracking and precious gas, but we're still ...
Big oil expands its PR effort to own the California Legislature ... a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) ... (www.dfg.ca.gov/…) ... fail to protect the ocean from offshore oil drilling, fracking, oil spills, ...
AB 1328 gives California water agencies access to information on ... or “fracking,” but do not have to report chemicals used for other oil and gas ...
Santa Barbara Congressmember Salud Carbajal said in an email, “I have ... Native American tribes in California, a figure that could not be confirmed. .... better grant amnesty and get busy cutting timber or fracking Yellowstone!
Oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel have federal permission to ... At least 10 fracking chemicals used in offshore fracking in California ...
Santa Barbara relived the nightmare 1969 spill in 2015, after a broken pipeline ... Walk along the beaches of this Southern California city and chances are, .... programs to study the risks of offshore fracking “doubly disturbing.
According to a new study by UC Santa Barbara researchers and colleagues, ... “In California, past and current experiences with the regional oil ...
None were in Santa Barbara County, Jasechko said, though two in neighboring Ventura County were within less than two miles of a groundwater well that the California database labeled “Water Supply Domestic,” and numerous similar water wells were north of Wasco in Kern County. Nationwide, Texas ...
Two UC Santa Barbara researchers, Scott Jasechko, an assistant professor at UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and Debra ... In California, domestic well owners within 457 meters of a wellhead and 152 meters of any subsurface portion of a well may request water quality ...
Showing the enormous power of the oil industry in California despite the state's ... a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit new ... (http://www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/mpa/brtf_bios_sc.asp) ... under her watch fail to protect the ocean from offshore oil drilling, fracking, oil spills, ...
In spite of California's “green” image, every bill except one opposed by the ... bill,” said the bill's author, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). ... fail to protect the ocean from offshore oil drilling, fracking, oil spills, ...
The Santa Barbara City Council just passed a resolution opposing the ... off the California coastline, and the drilling, fracking, and spilling that ...
Oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel have federal permission to ... At least 10 fracking chemicals used in offshore fracking in California ...
Santa Barbara relived the nightmare 1969 spill in 2015, after a broken pipeline ... Walk along the beaches of this Southern California city and chances are, .... programs to study the risks of offshore fracking “doubly disturbing.
According to a new study by UC Santa Barbara researchers and colleagues, ... “In California, past and current experiences with the regional oil ...
California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed suit Monday to block oil ... federally-managed waters between Long Beach and Santa Barbara.
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) and Santa Barbara ... new permits for offshore fracking in Southern California and the Santa Barbara ...
Government sued over offshore fracking in Santa Barbara Channel ... government from approving fracking in federal waters off California's ...
Growing up in Ireland, Terry studied at Trinity College Dublin, gained his PhD in the USA, and took a postgraduate job at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before moving to Townsville, in northern Australia during the late 1980s. .... This ...
Last November, voters of Monterey County, California, passed a fracking ban known as Measure Z with 56 percent of the vote, despite being outspent 30-to-1 by the industry-backed group, Monterey County Citizens for Energy Independence.
"Dirty oil," the Independent reports, is a term used to represent unclean fossil fuel drilling techniques such as offshore fracking. The protest was hosted by Fossil Free UCSB, the Santa Barbara Student Activist Network, CALPIRG, Food and Water Watch ...
Last November, voters of Monterey County, California, passed a fracking ban known as Measure Z with 56 percent of the vote, despite being outspent 30-to-1 by the industry-backed group, Monterey County Citizens for Energy Independence.
That number jumped to about 2,500 in 2014 then to 4,000 in 2015 amid a boom in fracking - the process of injecting a high-pressure mix of water, sand or gravel and chemicals into rock to extract oil and gas.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Dozens of students and activists rallied for about an hour Thursday afternoon in front of Storke Tower at UCSB in an effort to keep anti-fracking efforts alive. Oil companies and Santa Barbara County leaders and ...
Zinke received large campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, including from fracking giant Oasis Petroleum, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
President Trump is mentioned so many times in the workshop leaflets for this weekend's University of Oregon Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, you'd think the president was going to make a personal appearance.
Bill McKibben, one of the country's most prominent climate activists, pointed to the state's embrace of fracking as a "glaring exception" to an otherwise-impressive environmental record.
Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) proposing to ban new offshore drilling clashes with President Donald Trump's promise to expand offshore oil and gas production in the U.S.. The Clean Coast Act, proposed by Carbajal in late January, would permanently ...
On the anniversary of the devastating 1969 Platform A oil blowout in the Santa Barbara Channel a new generation gathered at Shoreline Park.


 

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