Santa Barbara County Supervisors and State Representatives: Stop New Dirty Oil Development
  • Petitioned Salud Carbajal

This petition was delivered to:

Supervisor 1st District
Salud Carbajal
Supervisor 2nd District
Janet Wolf
Supervisor 3rd District
Doreen Farr
Supervisor 4th District
Peter Adam
Supervisor 5th District
Steve Lavagnino
California Governor
State Rep. Das Williams
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson

Santa Barbara County Supervisors and State Representatives: Stop New Dirty Oil Development

    1. Petition by

      350 Santa Barbara

November 2013


This week the Santa Barbara County Supervisors narrowly voted to require a massive, energy-intensive oil project (the Santa Maria Energy project) to offset the majority of their greenhouse gas emissions. They cited the large number of petitions and letters they received opposing the project as a factor. This single decision will result in offsets of 40,000+ of tons of greenhouse gas pollution per year. If applied to future projects and codified in law, the impact of this decision in a shale oil region like ours could be massive. If we are to head off catastrophic climate change, it will take all of us demanding policies that move us away from fossil fuels toward renewable sources of energy. Here is proof that we can do it. 350 Santa Barbara

Tell Santa Barbara County Supervisors to reject the Santa Maria Energy Project. This 136 well oil drilling expansion would use immense amounts of water, contaminate air and water supplies and be one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in SB County history. If we are to head off devastating global warming, California should lead the way in transitioning to renewable energy and leave the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive oil in the ground. Santa Maria residents and the environment need to be protected.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Lois Hamilton SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      This is important because California and its people cannot afford to waste water, which is in very short supply, to pollute our ground water, or possibly contribute enough seismic activity to cause an earthquake so close to the Diablo Nuclear Power Plant. Can you imagine having to evacuate the city of Santa Barbara, with only one freeway out of the city. I thought that California's plan was to be the first state to fully transition into renewable energy. This is nuts!

    • Audrey Fabre SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 5 months ago

      our planet needs clean water! To survive and to grow!

    • Shawn von Biela ARROYO GRANDE, CA
      • 5 months ago

      This drilling will destroy ground water and in turn our planet.

    • asif ansary DHAKA, BANGLADESH
      • 5 months ago

      do u think global worming is good?

    • Brendan Kerrr HOOD RIVER, OR
      • 5 months ago

      I live in SLO and come to visit Santa Barbara often for the beaches, surfing, and kiteboarding.


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