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Posted on September 1 at 11:08 a.m.

I hope they're paying you guys good money to post these comments!

On Students for Measure P

Posted on August 27 at 2:44 p.m.

no, what moves the rocks is fracking.

On Death Valley Mystery Solved

Posted on August 21 at 7:38 a.m.

C'mon Liz. That's just one of many industry donations. Over $300,000 donated by CA oil/gas front group: http://ballotpedia.org/Santa_Barbara_...

On Measure P Money Battles Kick Off

Posted on August 10 at 7:57 p.m.

Yes on Peeing.

On Measure P and Property Taxes

Posted on August 9 at 10:38 a.m.

You people are such idiots. It won't shut down the oil industry. Your PR firm has told you to keep saying it because lying is the only thing that could ever help you win.

On P Is for Pickle

Posted on August 7 at 7:45 a.m.

Actually, here is some info about No On P Financing:

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign...

"Californians For Energy Independence has contributed over $300,000, from May 18, 2014, to June 30, 2014, to oppose Measure P. Californians For Energy Independence is funded by several oil and gas companies, including Chevron and Houston-based Freeport-McMoran."

On Measure P and Property Taxes

Posted on August 5 at 4:33 p.m.

A pattern is emerging here.

Several people with different names citing figures from 2013 regarding how much the county relied on oil revenues, followed by claims that all that money will disappear if P passes.

The PR firm behind this messaging knows its false. Do you?

All approved projects will be exempt. That means everything that brought in money in 2013 would continue bringing in that exact same amount of money.

Hopefully voters are intelligent enough to sort this out.

On Measure P Will Be Crippling

Posted on August 2 at 9:02 a.m.

It's actually not fracking that causes it, it's the injection of wastewater fluids into the well that seem to cause it. That means any enhanced technique, whether fracking, steam injection or acidizing, increases the risks. Currently there is a lot of steam injection in the county which uses hundreds of thousands of gallons of water per well which then get injected into a hole in the ground... increasing the earthquake risk, and of course the risk of leaking into groundwater.

The oil industry in our county makes up about 1% of county revenue. There are only a few hundred direct jobs, while ag and tourism (our main industries) create hundreds of thousands of direct jobs. This industry's arguments are pretty terrible. They mainly want to make money at our expense.

On Taxpayers Should Oppose Proposed Fracking Ban

Posted on July 31 at 8:10 a.m.

It's going to be funny to see the industry's argument entirely fall apart once the county staff write the exemptions ordinance. There will be no grounds for litigation. Unfortunately, since the industry has millions of dollars to spare (while the Pro P folks have pocket change in comparison) they're poisoning the well right now by telling voters that "bankruptcy" and "shut down" are what's to be feared. What I fear is 10,000 new wells being drilled which use obscene amounts of water, would double or triple the county's GHG emissions, and of course the risk of contamination from said operations or their injection wells and pools. The industry has succeeded in shifting the conversation away from the actual risks of these practices to these hollow threats.

On P-ing Up a Rope?

Posted on July 29 at 11:53 a.m.

Several is more than one; several precedents is stronger than one precedent. Math.

On How Will County Handle Exemptions to Fracking and Acidizing Ban?

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