Posts Tagged ‘Oil Drilling’


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Let’s fact check the fracktivists

OPINION By ANDY CALDWELL Willie Brown, one of the most powerful politicians in California history, remarked that “A lie unanswered in politics, becomes truth within 24 hours.” My challenge? Which lie to begin with as I rebut the propaganda disseminated... (Continue reading)

Excelaron Loses oil exploration appeal

Excelaron lost its appeal of a local judge’s ruling that its $6.24 billion suit could be dismissed because it was not served on the defendant within a 90-day deadline. In its suit, Excelaron, argued that San Luis Obispo County officials... (Continue reading)

Excelaron $6 billion lawsuit appeal headed for court

After a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge’s dismissed a more than $6 billion lawsuit filed against the county because the suit was not served on the defendant within a 90-day deadline, oil company Excelaron filed an appeal that... (Continue reading)

Proposal calls for 350 new oil wells in Price Canyon

A Phoenix, Arizona based natural resources company is planning to drill 350 new oil wells in an area of Price Canyon near Pismo Beach. [KSBY] Freeport McMoran, which mines precious metals and produces oil and gas, currently pumps 5,000 barrels... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield man trying to drill for oil near Huasna Valley

A Bakersfield man is attempting to get approval from San Luis Obispo County to drill for oil near Huasna Valley, less than two years after oil company Excelaron lost its bid to do so nearby. [Tribune] Dero Parker, owner of... (Continue reading)

News of offshore fracking upsets lawmakers

Two California senators have told the California Coastal Commission that the practice of offshore tracking, which only recently has come to light, is “cause for grave concern.” Offshore hydraulic fracturing — a method of extracting oil and natural gas —... (Continue reading)

Oil drilling threat stirs Santa Maria angst

An 890-acre parcel in Santa Maria is being eyed by an oil company for possible drilling, but an official of Amrich Energy says no plans are on the immediate horizon. (Santa Maria Times) The so-called Area 9 is part of... (Continue reading)

Air Force considering tapping oil offshore from Vandenberg

The U.S. Air Force is considering leasing portions of Vandenberg Air Force Base to private oil companies for extraction of offshore oil and gas with land-based drills. [LATimes] If approved, it will be the first new offshore lease in state... (Continue reading)