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Don’t P on Our Community


Don’t let Measure P destroy our community

I love Santa Barbara County. My wife, daughter, and I were all born in Santa Maria. I work in a beautiful place most people on the Central Coast have probably never been; however, my job, as well as that of dozens of my coworkers, is in jeopardy because of the very misleading Measure P, which claims to be a no-fracking campaign. In reality, its real goal is to kill oil production in Santa Barbara County.

No oil company is Santa Barbara county fracks! There are already tight regulations against it. Here is the problem with Measure P: It bundles fracking, steaming, and well stimulation into a single package. If it passes it will stop proven, safe methods of oil recovery.

I work at the Cat Canyon oil field, a field that my father worked in 30 years ago; he used the same steam methods that we use today. We have been using the same safe method for the past 50 years to heat oil with steam using produced water and causing no issue with fresh water supplies. Why ban proven, safe, effective ways to produce oil?

If Measure P passes, our local schools, law enforcement, and fire protection agencies will lose millions, and the domino effect of losing one of our area’s biggest industries will be felt by thousands of people.

Don’t let the Water Guardians use the deceptive scare tactic of fracking to hurt our local oil companies and our local economy. This community was founded and built on oil; don’t let it be destroyed by outsiders who want to come in and cut off our roots.

Don’t P on our community. No on measure P!

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