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You have to laugh at the latest ploy by the oil industry in its dishonest campaign against Measure P, the ballot initiative to protect our environment from the risks associated with new and extreme oil extraction processes. To try to scare voters out of voting yes in their best interests, the oil industry and its boosters are vigorously (and falsely) arguing that the ballot measure applies to all existing wells, will not allow maintenance, and will shut down all wells in the county.

Here’s the funny part: Does anyone doubt for one second that if Measure P passes that these exact same people will be arguing that it applies to none of their wells? Don’t be fooled by their misleading campaign. The tiny amount of additional oil that can be produced by these risky techniques is not worth the threats to our water, our air, and our other industries. Vote Yes on Measure P.

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The new and extreme oil production processes Karla mentions have been used locally for 50 years. How new is that?

nuffalready (anonymous profile)
August 9, 2014 at 8:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

First off, Measure P WILL shut down the onshore oil industry in this county.
It may take a couple of years but when oil producers need to de-scale an injection well it won't be allowed. Nor will the drilling of a new well for that purpose.That's one of the cleverly written ways that it was designed. The water the "Water Gaurdians" want to protect is not used in the production cycle. Nor has it been affected by cyclic steaming, or de-scaling acidizing. The acidizing the WG speak of is a rock dissolving acid job that is not used in the county. Neither is the big bad boogey man nicknamed "fracking". The taking lawsuits that will be filed could bankrupt the county.
If this was a ban on hydraulic fracturing, the industry would be fine with that. As that technique is not used here. These people need to call the measure what it is: Anti-oil.
Measure P stands for Pretentious
NO on P

catskinner (anonymous profile)
August 14, 2014 at 2:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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