The Indy is the Santa Barbara Independent’s podcast, hosted by Molly McAnany. 

On this week’s episode, we dive into the effect offshore oil drilling has had on California’s coastal communities in light of the recent Orange County oil spill earlier this October. As ExxonMobil attempts to reopen decades-old oil platforms off the Gaviota Coast through an oil-trucking project proposal, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission has a big decision to make. 

We speak with Julie Teel Simmonds, senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, on the details of the September 29 Planning Commission hearing and Exxon’s environmental impact report that was recently released.

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