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Posted on June 8 at 4:24 p.m.
To those who complain that the oil industry is "over-regulated", I say "Humbug!" In any mechanical system that involves the transportation of hazardous materials, accidents can and do happen. This is exactly the reason that the industry needs MORE REGULATION and better watchdogs looking after them. The people and our ecosystems need to be better protected from the threats that are posed by such a dangerous industry.
On Huge Discrepancy in Pipeline Corrosion Measurements
Posted on June 5 at 2:35 p.m.
First, I'm not sure why the article describes this as a "thwarted" attempt... It would seem that they got rather far in their effort to get the car through the doors.
But what really gets me about this article is its description of this incident as a "prank" -- which is used three times -- and of the perpetrators as "pranksters." In a situation with 10 local youths who were tagging a freeway sign, that would be called "gang activity" and referred to as "vandalism" and "destruction of property." But in this case, they were just "pranksters"! Tell that to the school district and to those who will be billed for the clean-up and removal of the car.
On Police Thwart Senior Prank at Santa Barbara High School
Posted on May 22 at 6:58 a.m.
Great idea! A separated Class 1 bike path is so much safer than a Class 2 bike lane along a busy road.
On Paths Along Las Positas and Modoc Considered
Posted on May 19 at 9:33 p.m.
Shame on the Independent for opposing Measure P last November! This is exactly the kind of corporate malfeasance that we need to protect ourselves from. These incidents will continue to happen as long as we tolerate them. Let's put an end to it now. Get Oil Out of Santa Barbara County.
On Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast
Posted on April 14 at 8:43 p.m.
What credentials does Laura Capps have to be our Representative in Congress? Besides being the daughter of Lois and Walter, who is she? What has she done for this community?
On Laura Capps 'Seriously' Pondering Run for Congress
Posted on March 24 at 6:48 p.m.
We need to start naming names. For anyone in the Goodland who is concerned about preserving what's Good about Goleta, then look to those on the City Council who continue to promote more development: Aceves, Bennett, and Vallejo. This is the pro-growth, pro-development majority that constitutes the majority. Blame them.
On Housing and Growth in Goleta
Posted on February 20 at 4:58 p.m.
A few degrees change in the global temperature might not sound that bad to some, but when we start seeing the acidification and ecological collapse of our oceans, then maybe people will pay attention.... If it's not too late.
On Should we geoengineer our way out of climate change?
Posted on January 28 at 8:21 p.m.
The News-Press is completely lacking any shred of journalistic integrity. This case is utter pettiness.
On <em>News-Press</em> Takes on Murillo
Posted on December 17 at 9:19 a.m.
Congratulations, Goleta! This is great news. The health and safety risks associated with this oil processing facility are too great to have within the city. The facility is in close proximity to the Ellwood neighborhood, the Ellwood Bluffs open space and nature preserve, the Bacara resort, and Sandpiper Golf Course. It is also in the midst of an intertidal zone near two Marine Protected Areas and designated Critical Habitat, and hosts several endangered and threatened species. Thank you to the Goleta City Council for taking steps to protect its residents, businesses, and natural resources.
On Goleta Moves to Shut Down Venoco’s Oil Plant
Posted on December 4 at 9:16 a.m.
I voted no on the tax, but I probably would have voted yes if they had gone with the 12% rate (consistent with other municipalities in the county) instead of upping the ante to 12.5%.
On County Again Eyes Bed Tax Increase