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Posted on March 2 at 3:51 p.m.
EDC, GOO and CPA, cumulatively, have been fighting offshore oil development for about a century. Those who oppose the settlement we negotiated would be much better served by studying, understanding and correctly characterizing the agreement than by attacking our motives or morals. We, and our deep commitment to the environment of this region, have never been for sale. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous. A good deal of information on the proposed TR settlement, its history and its rationale are contained in materials collected at:
Those who area interested in the facts, rather than nasty and uninformed accusations, might start there.
David Landecker, E.D.E.D.C.
On PXP and EDC: A Grand Plan
Posted on January 29 at 4:43 p.m.
EDC, for its entire 33 year history, has been a leader in the fight to end oil drilling off California’s coast. This is our only purpose in proposing a settlement with PXP regarding their application to drill into Tranquillon Ridge.We suggest that interested readers learn about the project and the proposed settlement before jumping to conclusions about it based on inflamed rhetoric. Much useful information is collected on our website at: www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/tr....
A brief explanation of why EDC believes the agreement we negotiated will end, rather than expand offshore oil development can be found at: http://www.environmentaldefensecenter....
Our comments about concerns regarding our recovery of attorney fees from PXP is posted at: http://www.environmentaldefensecenter....
We encourage interested readers to check out these links and browse other information they will find on our site and elsewhere. Sound bites and blog posts cannot substitute for an understanding of the issues and concerns that led to this proposal. Thank you.
David Landecker, Executive DirectorEnvironmental Defense Center
On County 1-28
Posted on January 29 at 4:42 p.m.
On People’s Politics
Posted on October 2 at 10:33 a.m.
Just to clarify: EDC did, and always has supported the Lompoc Wind Energy project. We actively support developing alternatives to carbon based fuels. Assuring the future success of alternative energy projects requires reducing incidental and avoidable damage to the surrounding environment however. We worked with the Applicant and the County to devise conditions that will protect native wildlife, including eagles, kites, owls and hawks. These conditions do not threaten the project, but make it a better one. The Planning Commission agreed, and added appropriate conditions to its approval. This was a win-win situation - and we are proud of our role.
On There Will Be Wind