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Posted on July 25 at 5:10 a.m.
Ok, Barney, good job. Next assignment - get to the bottom of Santa Maria Energy claims of re/recycled water supplying all their water needs. Common sense tells us that it is not logistically or economically possible to supply 7000 new wells with 100% recycled water. Especially not at the elevated prices quoted in this article. Much easier to buy well water off remote ranches with the added bonus that no record of those transactions is necessary. Under the radar and no reporting required. Go get em, Barney and bring the Poodle.
On Soggy Dollars
Posted on July 23 at 6:28 p.m.
Western States Petroleum Assoc. must be very happy that Mr.Morgan memorized their false talking points so well. This is just a small wave preceding the Tsunami of propaganda that will flood our airwaves soon. Vote Yes on P !
On Economic Terrorists?
Posted on July 21 at 1:55 a.m.
While wholeheartedly supporting Measure P , I sometimes feel like our movement is sitting on the wrong side of the tree limb with a saw. Limiting supply without a commensurate effort at reducing demand makes no sense to me. Energy conservation must be a top priority and is an area where we can all participate.
On Measure P Preserves and Protects
Posted on July 16 at 4:29 a.m.
Santa Maria Energy and the other players in proposed massive expansion of cyclic steam operations would have us believe that their water needs will be met by using recycled water. Only the most naive will be fooled by that load of b.s. It is not logistically possible to supply 7000 new wells spread over vast expanses of the county with recycled water. Our own problems with keeping the recycled water system at el Estero treatment plant on line should be a fair warning as well. SME and their counterparts will undoubtedly exploit well water on remote ranches to rob aquifers of much needed water . The same water needed for established ag and domestic needs.
On Extraction Faction
Posted on July 12 at 5:02 a.m.
What Mr. Hazard ( appropriate name, don't you think) conveniently doesn't mention is the state of high risk well inspection. Having " the strongest protections regulating oil production in the nation" doesn't mean a thing if the rules can't be unforced. Up to 40% of wells aren't inspected because of regulatory agencies funding issues. Why ? Anyone think the $10 million a year that big oil dumps into Sacramento lobbying has anything to do with it? Groups like the one Hazard belongs to and Western States Petroleum Association grease their way to big profits with lavish spending and influence peddling at our expense. Yes on P.
On Extremists Block Path to Energy Independence
Posted on July 10 at 4:45 a.m.
Tea Partier Lamberton has a stranglehold on the parade because he spearheads fundraising. It's a despicable situation and is the reason we chose to skip it this year. The disrespect shown by these Tea Party zealots, to a group of Vietnam Nam veterans who actually served their country when called, is a disgrace that should not be allowed to happen. How many of those Tea Party marchers are veterans ?
On Tea Party on Parade
Posted on July 8 at 6:14 p.m.
I'm not buying any of Seiferts arguments and will vote yes on P . There is no water to spare and the deceptive oil company pitch that only recycled water will be used is not to be believed. Join us in voting yes on P.
On No on P
Posted on July 4 at 5:29 a.m.
What about the threat to our Constitutional rights of representation, Don? Where is your outrage about our laws being written by monied interests ? While you and Diana do your chicken little act fretting about Obama, our Constitution is being hijacked by allowing the floodgates to open on sleazy corporate legal bribery. Where is your outrage on that ?
On Happy Birthday, America
Posted on July 1 at 2:32 a.m.
Delmarsh has a very good point. We need to hear what path of inattention we traversed to reach a point where millions of gallons of useable water is lost daily. There surely is a major deficiency in leadership that has led to this debacle.
On It's Time for Recyled Water
Posted on July 1 at 2:21 a.m.
For those whose abhorrence has waned with time -http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/us/before-shooting-in-iraq-warning-on-blackwater.html?_r=1
On Which neocon has been most wrong about so much at the expense of so many?