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Posted on June 8 at 3:15 p.m.

^still probably drives a car.

On Revised Carpinteria Oil Proposal Unveiled

Posted on May 24 at 7:34 p.m.

lets shut the valves to ken and botox first. I'm feeling charitable, i'll buy you both a blanket.

On La Goleta Gas Storage Questions Answered

Posted on May 23 at 2:48 p.m.

who is getting the drilling contract? or does Socal Gas have their own rig?

On La Goleta Gas Storage Questions Answered

Posted on May 10 at 8:07 a.m.

I work in offshore oil and gas so....

On Adam Tries, Fails to Shrink Energy Division

Posted on May 9 at 4:46 p.m.

Ken's car runs on 85% idealism and 15% hot air; gasp in amazement as he fights climate change word by word.

On Adam Tries, Fails to Shrink Energy Division

Posted on April 9 at 3:22 a.m.

The hunters have their smart faces on in that photo.

On Dogs Versus Hunters in the Backcountry

Posted on February 27 at 3:17 p.m.

As a maritime professional i'd like to weigh in. There are many laws regulating the discharge of sewage to sea (MARPOL being the big international one and many federal, NPDES, and state laws as well.) Just because there is a law does not mean it is going to be followed. I have seen many instances, maritime industry wide, of knowing illegal discharges to sea. It is because of this that, i believe it is prudent to have monitoring (by channel keepers, USCG or anyone else willing to step up to the plate) to insure these vessels are following the law. When a cruise ship runs out of tank space to store sewage (and cruise ships have an immense amount of tankage dedicated for this!) they must depart the port of call, at great expense, to deal with this or send sewage ashore for disposal, the latter is not an option in SB. Both of these however are very expensive. The companies running the vessels often put great pressure on vessel management to reduce these expenses and thus sometimes valves that shouldn't be open in port, open and "magic pipes" that bypass processing on monitoring systems appear. Don't trust the crew and officers of these ships to follow the law, make sure they are.

On 22 Cruise Ships Set Course for Santa Barbara

Posted on February 23 at 1:36 p.m.

http://www.energy.ca.gov/2006publicat...

this is a 2006 document detailing california's crude usage and production, so it is woefully outdated. Trying to find a newer one but not having much luck. Though being form 2006, you can still see a drop off in use of domestic cali, and alaska crudes, both being replaced by foreign supply. This will also detail the differences between crudes for you. Lite and Sweet is very important.

On Fracking the Central Coast

Posted on February 23 at 1:19 p.m.

after working almost 5 years for super major oil company, involved with the transport of their oil I can assure you, Native1, that our oil does not all come from Alaska and I have no idea what laws you are talking about. Arab extra lite makes great gasoline...north slope crude, not nearly as well, nor does san joaquin.

On Fracking the Central Coast

Posted on February 21 at 10:12 a.m.

Hey Eric, could you write a piece on how our dependence on foreign oil hurts our economy and more importantly leads to military conflicts like the Iraq Wars, once you have written that piece write a follow up piece justifying how our current dependence on foreign oil is ok and get me a figure on how many Iraqi children are dead vs how much ground water wasn't contaminated by not using our own natural gas, yeah that'd be great. Not in our backyard, just someone less fortunate right?

On Fracking the Central Coast

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