Articles Tagged With ‘Offshore Oil Drilling’

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)

Maldonado and Nava clash over offshore oil

As State Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) continues his quest to become California’s next lieutenant governor, he finds himself under attack on the issue of offshore oil drilling. [Los Angeles Times] The accusation comes from Assemblyman Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara)... (Continue reading)

Will Abel change his position on oil drilling?

Jim Boren of the Fresno Bee wonders whether Lt. Governor nominee Abel Maldonado might be willing to switch his long-held opposition to oil drilling off the Central Coast. If appointed, Maldonado would serve on the States Land Commission (SLC), which... (Continue reading)