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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Proposed BOS Letter on Oil Bogus!

The Environmental Defense Center announced today that "Four major local environmental groups, (EDC, CEC, GOO! and SBCAN), together representing more than 120 years of activism to protect the quality of Santa Barbara County’s environment, joined together today to express their opposition to a proposed letter from Santa Barbara County to Governor Schwarzenegger, favoring increased oil exploration and extraction offshore California".

Good for them as the Board of Supervisors' majority is putting national politics over local needs. This same board voted for a moratorium a little over a year ago and the Governator said he supported a moratorium just a little over a month ago.

Word on the street is that not only is Salud Carbajal going to sign a minority letter with Janet Wolf -- but several have questioned if he will sign the letter at all as Chair. I say go for it Salud -- Santa Barbara has a thirty year policy of opposing oil exploration and development. Most of all, our country doesn't need it considering the trickle of oil it would create in comparison to the manufactured need. Tell the "petro-dictators" what we think!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous The letter said...

Sara, you're slipping---edhat posted the "minority opinion" letter as soon as Janet and Salud sent it the other night. Here it is:
http://www.edhat.com/daypics/wolfCarbajalLetter.pdf

Word is this letter reached the Guv before the ridiculous Centeno/Firestone/Gray letter did...

8/28/2008 7:41 AM  
Blogger Sara De la Guerra said...

Ed's lucky in that he gets to blog all day! I don't mind being late here and there as I do have to make money elsewhere! Also, don't mind shameless plugs for my brother in crime :)

8/28/2008 8:18 AM  

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