Most Ridiculous Argument Yet

Of all the ridiculous arguments that have been made against Measure P, the most ridiculous one yet is that it will increase our dependence on foreign oil.

Oil is a global market and is both imported and exported. The U.S. actually exports more oil and petroleum every single day than Santa Barbara County produces in an entire year — around 4 million barrels. Look it up for yourself on the U.S. Energy Information Agency website.

What is a local market is water, and we can’t risk our limited water supply in the midst of a record drought. Contamination of a local aquifer could drive local water rates up to over $100 a month.

Please don’t be fooled by the oil money flooding our airwaves with misinformation. Reclaim our local democracy and vote yes on Measure P.

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