Articles Tagged With ‘Offshore Oil Drilling’




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The facts as I see them

By JOEY RACANO Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11) Sleep is difficult when your breathing sounds like a door... (Continue reading)

House votes for oil drilling off California coast

In an election-year swipe at President Barack Obama’s energy policies, the Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to revoke Obama’s five-year plan for offshore drilling, replacing it with its own more ambitious plan for gas development that opens up areas of... (Continue reading)

Congress discussing off shore oil drilling

Nearly a year after a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and created one of the largest environmental catastrophes of all time, federal lawmakers are considering encouraging drilling off the West Coast, including the rich oil beds... (Continue reading)

Schwarzenegger changes his mind on offshore drilling

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger backed away from comments his staff made over the weekend and reversed his position on offshore oil drilling. Citing the extreme environmental damage being caused in the Gulf Coast by the British Petroleum spill, Schwarzenegger announced Monday... (Continue reading)

Schwarzenegger still wants to drill off Santa Barbara

Despite the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill that threatens coastline from Louisiana to Florida, considered by experts to be the worst U.S. ecological disaster in decades, members of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s administration continued to call for new drilling off Santa Barbara.... (Continue reading)

Louisiana offshore oil explosion sparks concern in Santa Barbara

Political observers are debating the impact of the tragic explosion involving the BP oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, and how it might affect the current debate over offshore drilling in Santa Barbara. [Calbuzz] The ever-growing spill in the... (Continue reading)

Central Coast oil platform sets new record

Exxon Mobil’s Santa Barbara facility set a new record for slant drilling from an oil platform off the coast of Santa Barbara, bringing to the forefront tensions between those in favor of local oil exploration and those opposed to off... (Continue reading)

How California dodged new offshore oil plan

Political will–and strong environmental opposition–seems to explain how California and some other states are being excluded from President Obama’s new plans to increase offshore oil drilling. [California Watch] Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters that “the strategy does not include... (Continue reading)

Maldonado insists he’s against offshore drilling

State Senator and lieutenant governor nominee Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) insists he’s still opposed to any oil drilling off the Santa Barbara coast. [Capitol Alert] Maldonado made the comments during a Tuesday conference call with reporters. “My vote remains the... (Continue reading)

Oil company, environmental groups in secret deal

Three major Santa Barbara environmental groups allegedly agreed to support a controversial offshore oil drilling project in 2008, in exchange for $100,000 and other benefits. [Associated Press] The confidential agreement involved Plains Exploration & Production and local environmental groups, including... (Continue reading)



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