WEATHER »

Environment 4-16


Assemblymember Pedro Nava has spearheaded a coalition of environmental fishing industry groups and legislators that aims to urge U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to reinstate the federal moratorium on offshore oil drilling. Salazar was in San Francisco this week to discuss a moratorium, which President Bush had removed prior to leaving office. “We do not want more oil and gas drilling off our coast,” said Nava, who sponsored an Assembly resolution opposing expansion of oil drilling.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Get Oil Out Founder and Dolphin Sculptor Bud Bottoms Dies

He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen.

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

UCLA and Cal took the one and two spots.

Pini Property Fights Continue

As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.

MTD Takes Stand Against Prop. 6

The bus company is concerned about the state funding it relies upon.