Posts Tagged ‘Oil’


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How do we create a post-fossil fuel society?

Opinion by Fielding Graduate University President Katrina Rogers, PhD The oil spill the occurred off 20 miles north of Santa Barbara on May 19 raises once again the specter of an increasingly polluted world. With all of us so dependent on fossil... (Continue reading)

Oil spill cleanup continues, few animals impacted

Three days after thousands of gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline poured into the ocean west of Goleta, officials report three dead pelicans and one dead common dolphin, though the cause of dolphin’s death has not been determined. A... (Continue reading)

Oil pipeline spills 21,000 gallons off Central Coast

A ruptured pipeline near Goleta spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean Tuesday creating an approximately four-mile wide oil slick. The portion of the pipeline near Refugio State Beach broke in the early afternoon spilling oil into a... (Continue reading)

Just say no to crude by rail

OPINION BY THE MESA REFINERY WATCH GROUP Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo City Council officially joined a rapidly expanding list of towns, cities and counties. They’re the ones specifically opposed to Phillips 66 imposing its self-proclaimed “crude-by-rail strategy” on California... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County anti-fracking activists wildly outspent

The proponents of a ballot measure calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Santa Barbara County are being outspent on the campaign trail by a ratio of more than 20 to 1. [KEYT] If passed, Measure P... (Continue reading)

Oil spill near Santa Maria

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County are at the scene of a nearly 1,260 gallon oil spill on Palmer Street south of Orcutt. Shortly before 5 a.m., emergency crews responded to a suspected pipeline break that sent oil spilling across the... (Continue reading)

Senator demands disclosure of crude oil railroad shipments

Following Wednesday’s delayed disclosure of a shipment of 1 million gallons of crude oil by railroad earlier this month, State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, demanded timely disclosure of crude oil shipments by railroad. [Daily Democrat] In May, the U.S. Department... (Continue reading)

Gibson picks and chooses public comment

Opinion By JULIE TACKER San Luis Obispo County District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson has difficulty listening to public comment. It’s been documented time and time again that as chairman of the board he has shortened speaker’s time, when customarily they... (Continue reading)

Bruce Gibson orders a gag order on fracking opponents

OPINION By JEANNE BLACKWELL Anxiously and proudly the students against fracking, Cuesta College and Cal Poly coalition, attended their first San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting in the middle of midterms and finals. The students delivered 750 signatures... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidates tussle in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Caren Ray is warning voters about big money donors, Lynn Compton is making no bones about being Republican and Mike Byrd is facing a charge of unethical behavior for offering an opinion during a debate. Those revelations... (Continue reading)



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