Offshore California Oil Drilling
This agreement and the new measures added to it by State Lands will lead to the end of oil development off the Santa Barbara County coast. Read story.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Venoco initiative blistered as assault on local control. Read story.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Absent councilmember delays Carp's official stance on the proposed drilling project. Read story.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Arnold says he’ll cut funding for parks unless T-Ridge is approved. Read story.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
With Venoco Energy recently gathering enough citizen signatures in support of the Paredon slant-drilling initiative to bypass Carpinteria's traditional review process, the City Council called an emergency meeting on the subject this week. Read story.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Less than a year after the California State Lands Commission denied a proposal by Plains Exploration Company (PXP) to extend an offshore oil lease located at Tranquillon Ridge-a rich oil deposit located beneath the ocean's floor near Point Conception-a new proposal by Sunrise/ExxonMobil to slant drill from Vandenberg Air Force Base was discussed in an informational session at the State Lands Commission hearing in Long Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Read story.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The measure could go on a ballot as soon as 2010. Read story.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
One barrel of crude was estimated to have been spilled early on Monday morning. Read story.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Environmentalists and the City of Goleta mull a possible new Ellwood Pipeline. Read story.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The switch poses various pros and cons to the company, to Goleta, and to the environment. Read story.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
After passionate commentary by pro and con factions, the Goleta City Council opted to change language in a resolution to support the moratorium on offshore drilling. Read story.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Looking to spitshine the South Coast's recently tarnished environmental legacy, the Santa Barbara City Council took on the issue of offshore oil drilling this week, declaring unequivocally in an official resolution to all who might listen that they are against any new oil and gas leases in the waters off our shores. Read story.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Both 3rd District candidates oppose last week's Board of Supervisors' vote. Read story.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Board of supervisors asks Gov. Schwarzenegger to lift oil drilling moratorium. Read story.
Originally published 12:18 a.m., August 27, 2008
Updated 2:00 p.m., August 27, 2008
As County Supervisors consider more offshore oil, Santa Barbara's Congresswoman and other Democrats speak out in Denver. Read story.