Articles Tagged With ‘Oil Industry’




Are Measure G promoters attempting to confuse voters?

OPINION by EDIE KNIGHT An Oct. 18 Tribune article reported: “Yes on Measure G proponents have acknowledged that the language of the initiative is confusing.” I’m starting to wonder if the confusing language is on purpose because even Measure G... (Continue reading)

Follow the money on Measure G

OPINION by GREG O’SULLIVAN Measure G is a non-partisan issue, even though the Big Oil companies, and their in-county consultant Supervisor John Peschong’s Meridian Pacific (who has been paid $600,000 to run the no campaign, as well as Jordan Cunningham’s... (Continue reading)

Fearmongering over fracking confuses voters

OPINION by JOANIE BROWN There is no fracking in San Luis Obispo County, and even Measure G supporters admit that the county’s geology doesn’t support fracking. What Measure G will do is shut down existing oil and gas production in... (Continue reading)

Oil tanker flips on Highway 101 blocking traffic

An oil tanker overturned on Highway 1 near Orcutt Sunday night, causing the highway to be closed in the area. [Cal Coast Times] The truck overturned at about 10 p.m. and landed on its side blocking the highway by Solomon... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers urge Gov. Brown to stop new oil and gas projects

Statement from 240 California lawmakers: We, the undersigned elected officials of California, are deeply concerned about the impacts of climate change and pollution caused by the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels on the people we represent. We applaud... (Continue reading)

Plains found guilty on 9 charges for failing to maintain oil pipeline

A Santa Barbara County jury found Plains All American Pipeline guilty on Friday of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanor charges related to the May 19, 2015 spill of 140,000 gallons of crude... (Continue reading)

Oil tanker overturns on Nipomo Mesa, prompts evacuations

An oil tanker crashed on Willow Road near Highway 1 Saturday morning and then overturned, landing on its side off of the roadway. [Cal Coast Times] The accident resulted in authorities evacuating some residents from homes on the Nipomo Mesa.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach women supplied oil field meth ring

A Grover Beach woman is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as part of an oil field drug... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 appeals rail spur denial

Phillips 66 appealed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s denial of its rail spur project to the county Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, the last day the company could challenge the commission’s denial. In its request, Phillips 66 is... (Continue reading)

SLO County Planning Commission denies Phillips 66 rail spur project

After more than eight months of hearings, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to deny the controversial Phillips 66 rail spur project. Commissioners Don Campbell and Jim Harrison dissented. Phillips 66 was seeking approval to... (Continue reading)