Offshore California Oil Drilling

Santa Barbara County's Historic Oil Drilling Reversal to Be Short-Lived

Both 3rd District candidates oppose last week's Board of Supervisors' vote. Read story.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Santa Barbara Eyes Black Gold

Board of supervisors asks Gov. Schwarzenegger to lift oil drilling moratorium. Read story.

Originally published 12:18 a.m., August 27, 2008
Updated 2:00 p.m., August 27, 2008

DNC 2008: Capps and Crew Talk Energy Crisis

As County Supervisors consider more offshore oil, Santa Barbara's Congresswoman and other Democrats speak out in Denver. Read story.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Venoco Seeks Approval for Full Field Development

The public, in general, urged oil company to leave Goleta and take its barge with them. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Offshore California Drilling

Citing high gas prices as his motive, President George W. Bush last month lifted a presidential moratorium on offshore drilling. Read story.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Californians Now Back Offshore Drilling

Despite memories of Santa Barbara's 1969 spill, new poll shows majority favors drilling. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Platform Holly Wants More Oil

Venoco pushes pipeline expansion project off Goleta coast; plus, our columnist announces her run for City Council. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Capps Blasts McCain and Bush

Calls bid to lift moratorium on new offshore oil leasing "dodge" and "smokescreen." Read story.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Peak Oil Means Much Higher Prices

Think prices are high at the pump now? According to Brown, it could get a lot worse. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

SB Enviros Endorse Offshore Oil Proposal

In historic agreement, Petrofuel company PXP will preserve land, shut down offshore platforms. Read story.

Originally published 4:00 p.m., April 11, 2008
Updated 12:29 p.m., April 16, 2008

Get Oil Out Has Commemorative Cruise

The original leaders of the charge were there-including Bud Bottoms, Mark McGinnes, Paul Relis, and Estelle Foster... Read story.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Clean Water 39 Years Later

The recent oil spills by Greka are seen as an abomination by many, but people who were around in 1969 remember a worse time. Read story.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Nava Holds Oil Companies More Accountable

Assemblymember Pedro Nava marked the 39th anniversary of Santa Barbara's 1969 oil spill by announcing his intention to sponsor new laws... Read story.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Oil Sheen Likely from Natural Seepage

ExxonMobil's spokespeople have sought to clarify that the sheen was initially spotted by platform personnel. Read story.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Goleta Seeks to Banish the Oil Barge

City warns state to retire single-hulled vessel. Read story.

Friday, December 7, 2007
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