After reading and hearing about Measure P and having worked for 30 years in the oil industry, I will be voting no. As long as we live in an oil-dependent society, driving our cars and using the many products made from oil, we should support local oil and gas operations. By voting no, we won’t be increasing our dependence on foreign energy, and we won’t suffer the negative economic impact that Measure P is expected to create.
A lot of talk is about fracking, which already is prohibited. And though it is said that the measure will not stop existing production, it does propose to ban current operating methods, which will in time shut down that production and drive out companies that are contributing to the local economy. When their production stops, will our consumption stop? Where do we think the oil and gas that we will continue to use daily will come from?
Support the local economy and vote no on P.