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Posted on November 18 at 12:04 p.m.

Wilderness is great but that said it does complicate the job of fighting wild fires. Something we all know all to well here in Santa Barbara.

On No Extra Wilderness for Los Padres

Posted on November 10 at 2:22 p.m.

Lloyd is the 'got-to-guy' for impossibly difficult projects. Once a surveyor for Penfield and Smith, he saw where the real money is......developing consultant. He was Osgoods main man in the fiasco of the Naples Development that went belly up.

On Drought Emergency Persists Despite Trick-or-Treat Rains

Posted on October 8 at 5:42 p.m.

This measure, if passed, is a serious money maker for the lawyers on both sides. It really is a shame that all the money spent and that will be spent couldn't be spent on something real. Like affordable mass transit. Safer bike routes, and many other ways to reduce oil consumption. The truth is Measure P is a utter waste of money and energy. Fracking never was or will be a threat to Santa Barbara's water. Flaming tap water is just chicken little BS.

On Dodging Measure P Oil Slicks

Posted on September 18 at 6:56 p.m.

He may be a slum lord but hitting him with bogus "administrative fees" is flat wrong. They could sue him, or his tenants could sue him but the fees are not the way to go to punish him.

On Pini Sues Carpinteria

Posted on August 29 at 1:45 p.m.

I am curious to hear the authors take on the new County plan to digest food and yard waste in digesters to make gas used to power generators. The by product would then be composted into a soil amendment. Would the resultant compost be better than traditional compost? Or less so?

On Recycling

Posted on August 28 at 11:47 a.m.

There is great irony in this project. Environmental groups like Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Surfrider have been fighting the mansionization of the Gaviota Coast for years. Often finding the County less than helpful in this endeavor. Now, in large part because the Gaviota Coast has so few residents, the County feels it can site a huge industrial garbage processing and disposal project there. If there were a few hundred mansions in the vicinity of this monstrous facility you can be sure it wouldn't happen. Damned if you do....and damned if you don't. Thanks County.

On Trashy Summer Reading on Tajiguas Landfill

Posted on June 26 at 8:46 a.m.

Jackson's and Krop's hypocrisy is breathtaking. The claimed benefits of the PXP Project were just smoke and mirrors. But the real benefit was hundreds of thousands of oil dollars paid to EDC and Jackson by PXP.

On Teeing Off on Tranquillon Ridge

Posted on April 24 at 9:22 a.m.

A couple of points of clarity. First, fracking will never be used from Holly and not likely from any other local off shore platform. The shale under our area is already fractured by natural geologic processes. Venoco should have been required to process their sour crude oil and gas at the Los Flores Consolidated Facility. The only reason it is not doing so is because Exxon wants to much 'rent' from Venoco for the use of that facility. The County could have and should have demanded a fair tariff to allow Venoco to use the Exxon facility but declined. The problem never was 'capacity' at Los Flores. Also the pipeline from Holly should have been sub-sea to Los Flores. Much easier to install and far less risky. Had this been done Mr. Bennett's dream would now be a reality, the Venoco onshore property would be a Goleta park.

On Sweet Crude on the Seashore

Posted on April 15 at 10:45 a.m.

This is Jerry Brown's Coastal Commission. I seriously doubt this travesty would have occurred under the Schwarzenegger Coastal Commission. Something is very wrong with this picture.

On CA Coastal Commission Approves Paradiso del Mare Project

Posted on March 26 at 8:33 a.m.

The Goleta Water District has gone from an agency that protected the public it serves to an agency that promotes unlimited growth at the expensive of the public. One has to ask, why no moratorium? Why the approval of a 12 inch water main out on the Gaviota Coast to a two mansion development with 10 more on the drawing board? The lust for growth has infected our County decision makers including the Goleta Water Board.

On Speed of Drought Confounds Water Planners

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