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Posted on May 2 at 3:53 p.m.
It's great to see the community come out an oppose such a terrible project. I don't know about the politicians though- especially Das Williams. It is hard to believe that he can say the phrase "murky politics" with a straight face. If I am not mistaken the sole basis for his becoming a candidate was his support for a misguided oil drilling proposal. It really doesn't get murkier than that.
On Hundreds Gather to Protest Venoco Vote
Posted on March 11 at 8:02 a.m.
I noticed the report also recommended legislation to approve the lease rather than have the state lands commission approve it.
"If the Legislature does decide to approve the Tranquillon Ridge project, it should explicitly authorize the project in legislation, as was proposed by the Governor last year, rather than assume that the SLC will approve it administratively. The SLC’s prior decision to disapprove of the project means that future approval by SLC would be uncertain. Enactment of new legislation to authorize the project would ensure that these revenues are available to balance the state budget."
Given this recommendation I wonder if PXP will even bother to try an re apply to the commission. I doubt it.
On Cautious PXP Confidence
Posted on January 27 at 8:26 p.m.
This article from January 15th really makes you wonder about whether or not the cartoon in my previous post (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXKa6w...) has it really right.http://www.counterpunch.org/bond01152...
On People’s Politics
Posted on January 27 at 6:54 p.m.
I haven't really heard that PXP is a "win-win" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXKa6w...
It is a win though.
Posted on January 21 at 3:08 p.m.
I think this article adds some additional innsight into this issue.
On Oil & Secrecy
Posted on January 14 at 9:59 a.m.
The thing I find most upsetting about this whole thing is what the PXP proposal has led to. It is unfortunate that EDC was so shortsighted that when they started into their secret deal with unknown compensation, they didn't recognize that this would effect the state and national debate. For example, when EDC was tacitly supporting the SLC budget bill last year by sending letters to every member of the Assembly and Senate the day before the vote that would've resulted in an end run around the SLC to approve the PXP proposal they unwittingly spawned Assemblymember Devore's new bill which takes away all oil and gas authority from the Lands Commission and gives it to the new sham board. See (http://www.scpr.org/programs/patt-mor...)Thanks EDC and Das Williams for opening the door to offshore oil up and down the coast! Despite their previous efforts to protect the environment, they've been duped by big oil and it's sad.
On Oil vs. Parks
Posted on December 20 at 9:46 p.m.
whoops "tonto" not "tanto"
On Santa Barbara Media Blog Returns
Posted on December 20 at 9:45 p.m.
El Poodle enojado no sabe como utilizar un diccionario. Tal ves no debe estar escribiendo por un periodico. !Que Tanto!
Posted on December 10 at 10:22 a.m.
"translates to stone who swims"? What are you talking about? Are you thinking of the spanish word for stone "piedra" and swim "nadar"? Or is there some other language you are thinking of?
Nevermind, you were probably high when you wrote this article so I wouldn't expect you to be able to explain yourself.
On Case of the Wag Tailing the Dog
Posted on September 3 at 12:52 p.m.
Who is Powell? Does he work for an oil company or is he one of those small, local environmental groups that was tricked by the oil companies into supporting offshore while all of the big groups like Sierra Club, NRDC, Environment California, the Planning and Conservation League, and others still oppose offshore drilling because they new better?