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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)

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)

Phillips 66 rail project – explosive risks far outweigh the benefits

OPINION By MESA REFINERY WATCH GROUP CHAIR PERSON LINDA REYNOLDS In 1955, San Luis Obispo County approved a plan to bring crude oil to its Nipomo Mesa Santa Maria Refinery via pipeline. Over the years, the Nipomo refinery was operated... (Continue reading)

300 gallon oil spill in Ventura Harbor

Two boats collided in the Ventura Harbor causing a 300 gallon oil spill on Monday. A squid fishing boat hit another vessel shortly after 1 p.m.No injuries were reported. The fuel leak has been stopped and the U.S. Coast Guard... (Continue reading)

Gas prices slated to drop 40 cents a gallon

Gas prices are expected to drop between 40 to 45 cents a gallon by the end of October, according to analysts. During the past decade, prices have dropped during this period an average of 23 cents a gallon. [MercuryNews] However,... (Continue reading)

Keystone Pipeline protesters storm California Chevron facility

Police arrested more than 200 demonstrators Saturday who trespassed on Chevron Corporation property in Northern California to protest the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. [Huffington Post] The protest marked the one-year anniversary of a Chevron refinery fire that generated a cloud... (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)



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