U.S. Interior Secretary Holds Offshore Drilling Hearing

Santa Barbara Officials Travel to San Francisco to Denounce Offshore Leases

Several Santa Barbara residents and elected officials attended a special hearing about offshore oil drilling hosted by United States Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in San Francisco on 4/16. One of four national meetings held by Salazar and his staff in order to hear public testimony on the government’s 2010-2015 Lease Program, the day-long affair was heavily attended by both opponents and supporters of increased oil exploration off the coast of California. The list of South Coasters traveling to the Bay Area to speak against new offshore leases included Santa Barbara City Councilmember Das Williams, the Environmental Defense Center’s Linda Krop, and county supervisors Janet Wolf and Salud Carbajal.

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