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May 23, 11:37 PM

billclausen on "State of Emergency Declared for Refugio Oil Spill" The number provided comes from the following link, which has a lot of good information on it: http://www.refugioresponse.com/go/doc... Read More.

May 23, 11:36 PM

billclausen on "State of Emergency Declared for Refugio Oil Spill" Here is the number to call: Oil Wildlife Care Network at 1-(877)-823-6926. Read More.

May 23, 11:28 PM

billclausen on "Ayaan Hirsi Ali Examines Islam in the 21st Century" Bear in mind the economic exploitation of Muslims in Europe, which is no different from the type of exploitation of immigrants in the U.S. (cheap, expendable labor) with the added ... Read More.

May 23, 9:23 PM

sbresident2 on "Paths Along Las Positas and Modoc Considered" Nice idea but spending $1 million on design, planning, and environmental review sounds excessive. Read More.

May 23, 9:20 PM

Eckermann on "Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production" The tracks are nearby but there is no spur. That would take another permit process. Train engines are notoriously messy air pollution sources (lots of nitrogen oxides and diesel particulates). ... Read More.

May 23, 8:41 PM

Paige on "Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production" The article says: "Exxon had been pumping 30,000 gallons per day, and the other two operators about 4,000 each, according to Kevin Drude" That should be 30,000 barrels oil per ... Read More.

May 23, 8:08 PM

DavyBrown on "[UPDATE]: Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County" for those who've wondered why I and others are now calling for a renewed and MUCH STRONGER Measure P in the next election: it's about sustainable energy resources and phasing ... Read More.

May 23, 5:28 PM

14noscams on "Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production" Eckermann - Trains make more sense. I knew tank cars aren't currently DOT compliant, resulting in explosions, but I'm finding out that there are a lot of foxes watching henhouses ... Read More.

May 23, 5:25 PM

ktemby on "State of Emergency Declared for Refugio Oil Spill" As of about 4:30pm Saturday 23rd, a dying dolphin? or some large creature with a fin is floating and visible from the West Beach volleyball nets. We can't find who ... Read More.

May 23, 5:24 PM

ktemby on "Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast" As of about 4:30pm Saturday 23rd, a dying dolphin? or some large creature with a fin is floating and visible from the West Beach volleyball nets. We can't find who ... Read More.

May 23, 5:14 PM

JarvisJarvis on "Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production" How is Barry Soetoro's 2009 promise to have one million electric cars on the road by 2015? This boast was made in response to $5 a gallon gas prices at ... Read More.

May 23, 4:52 PM

JarvisJarvis on "[UPDATE]: Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County" Marcie writes: "Plains has paid off local politicians wherever it does business to say, "Gee. Sorry. There is nothing we can do because Plains is "in compliance." Marcie, do you ... Read More.

May 23, 4:33 PM

Marcie on "[UPDATE]: Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County" Nick, Thank you for this outstanding investigative piece! The sad truth is that nobody cares or understands the complex regulation process that has failed us. Your article raises the bar ... Read More.

May 23, 4:33 PM

DavyBrown on "Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production" it's an over-reaction to start in about "$5 @ gallon!" since "less than 2 percent of the 1.7 million barrels of oil refined in California daily." Read More.

May 23, 4:27 PM

JarvisJarvis on "[UPDATE]: Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County" Never letting a crisis go to waste, ABC News rallies to the cause and highlights locals who fight hard in this town to turn the clock back to the days ... Read More.

May 23, 4:10 PM

lucas on "Murder Orchestrated from Behind Bars" Do prisoners actually have cell phones? If not, how did he get regular access? Read More.

May 23, 4:08 PM

lucas on "[UPDATE]: Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County" Thanks, pk. I read this thread and despaired of ever seeing the tone of this forum raised. You renew hope. Read More.

May 23, 3:14 PM

Eckermann on "Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production" In order to transport oil by trucks, ExxonMobil would have to get a permit from the County to do so and Venoco would need a permit from the City of ... Read More.

May 23, 2:39 PM

loonpt on "Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production" Hey wultenviron, why give politicians a job to do that they aren't experts at? Why streamline corruption? You know the oil companies write the regulations anyway, you know they will ... Read More.

May 23, 2:28 PM

DavyBrown on "Ayaan Hirsi Ali Examines Islam in the 21st Century" native, it feels like you lump most Muslims, even Hirsi Ali's majority Mecca Muslims, as "radical Islamists here, guys who kill cartoonists for “hate speech”...in 2007 Hirsi Ali wanted a ... Read More.

May 23, 1:25 PM

pk on "[UPDATE]: Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County" Agree, we ought to stay closer to the topic and not just try to invent clever ways to insult one another. Guilty as charged. It is a bit difficult, however, ... Read More.

May 23, 12:37 PM

nativeson on "[UPDATE]: Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline in Santa Barbara County" About a quarter of the posts on this thread are nothing more than ad hominem attacks. How do you do that when the thread is about an oil spill? BTW: ... Read More.

May 23, 12:37 PM

touristunfriendly on "Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production" There's been fracking and minor earthquakes all over California recently. http://www.cafrackfacts.org/fracking-... Read More.

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