No on P

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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In Santa Barbara County, oil taxes contribute over $16 million yearly in tax revenue. If Measure P passes, the county loses over $300 million in taxes in the “bouncing ball” effect. Schools, fire departments, Sheriff’s department, and police departments will suffer due to lack of funding.

The passage of Measure P will cause unemployment to increase due to layoffs. Businesses will close.

In contrast, oil wells are in unincorporated hilly areas, not in city limits, therefore property values are not affected.

Fracking was the big petition “push word” for the Water Guardians, not “ALL enhanced methods.” But fracking is the Big “F” Word. Fracking is not being done in Santa Barbara County. If it were, it would be highly regulated.

Oil has been explored for 114 years in the North County, and S.B. County has yet to drop into the ocean. Most oil companies monitor their oil fields 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using highly technical devices.

NASA’s air quality report last week shows that the nation’s air quality has greatly improved. That’s also true for Santa Barbara County.

Environmentalists should encourage alternative energy if they hate oil, not discourage it. They also use oil-based products every day.

If Measure P passes in Santa Barbara Coounty, the movement will continue to other counties. How goes Santa Barbara County, goes California. How goes California, goes the nation.

Scared? You should be if these special-interest groups succeed. Vote NO on Measure P in November.


Independent Discussion Guidelines

Part of the oil industry's misinformation campaign right now is to make people think Measure P would shut down all oil production and bankrupt the county. It's pretty clever messaging, but it's false. Measure P wouldn't shut down the industry, it would ban 3 specific practices, which are unnecessary. Measure P wouldn't impact already approved projects either, which means no county revenue stream would be reduced even by a penny.

What Measure P will do when passed is prevent our groundwater from being contaminated, in effect saving jobs in agriculture and tourism throughout the county. There are alternative energies but no alternative water.

nitrogen (anonymous profile)
July 8, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Tired of living in the past? Vote yes on P. Tired of stupid reasoning by people who claim to know more than you and act like it? Vote yes on P. "Environmentalists should encourage alternative energy if they hate oil, not discourage it." - brought to you by the brilliant minds of the oil industry.

spacey (anonymous profile)
July 8, 2014 at 2:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm not buying any of Seiferts arguments and will vote yes on P . There is no water to spare and the deceptive oil company pitch that only recycled water will be used is not to be believed.
Join us in voting yes on P.

geeber (anonymous profile)
July 8, 2014 at 6:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Germany, a scientific nation for sure, is banning Exxon-Mobil's exploratory drilling/fracking because WATER FOR THEIR BEER IS AT RISK! Vote YES on P !
If German scientists are against fracking, why shouldn't we be?

DrDan (anonymous profile)
July 8, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

For those who would like further information on the uses and consequences of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in our community, please take a look at this half-hour television interview with Chris Wrather, Chair of Los Alamos' Planning Committee and Bob Field, president of a Santa Ynez Valley water company.

William Smithers

bilwil (anonymous profile)
July 10, 2014 at 12:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The usual 'water guardian' bloggers (Nitro, Spacey, et al) try to come off like they know something about the oil industry. Whats really funny is when they attempt to instruct those of us in the business about 'facts' they pick up from the countless green-leftist websites out there. The green-left websites are as clueless as all you 'water guardian' bloggers .

Rave on though by all means. You are all (sort of) entertaining

nuffalready (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I do not trust the oil companies to keep their oil well bores free from cracking. And where are they going to get the millions of gallons of water to do the injection? And disposing of the wastewater down other boreholes!? Peak oil production has been reached as the number of new oil wells is not keeping up with world demand, so prices will continue to rise quickly.

Time to push on to a future of solar power, using the nuclear fusion of the sun, especially in our desert climate. Most transportation can be run on electrical power if we desire.

Time to bring the CO2 levels in the atmosphere back down (which was <300ppm previous to 1900, now 400ppm, definitely man-made 30% increase in only 100 years).

sbindyreader (anonymous profile)
September 23, 2014 at 1:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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