Oil and Drinking Water, Too

The vast majority of the people in this world are good down-to-earth people. Unfortunately, there are also the extremists. So why is it that we allow this group to lie and deceive the majority without as much as proof of a problem?

The extremist group the Water Guardians deceived us to get Measure P on the November ballot. They asked people to sign a petition to stop fracking in S.B. County, while failing to mention that there is no fracking here, nor their real intentions, to shut down all oil production. They claim that no current oil production will be affected, but what happens to businesses when you allow it zero growth? They die.

The proponents of Measure P are trying to make you choose between clean water and oil, but why can’t we have both? Actually, we already do. This is just another extremist group trying to push its far-fetched theories with no regard to the sacrifices the rest of us will have to make. If you have ever tried to debate with a 6-year-old, you’ll understand what it’s like to debate with this group of people. No proof or facts needed; they just keep screaming “but what if” about some made-up theories.

This is not a vote for or against the environment; both sides want to protect the environment. A “yes” vote on Measure P would mean a huge hit to our local economy; local businesses, thousands of jobs, and millions of dollars will be lost. A “no” vote on Measure P means things will carry on as usual, highly regulated, safe and good for our community! There is no need to make a change, you can have your oil and healthy environment, too!

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