VC Supervisors Pass Resolution Opposing Offshore Drilling off CA Coast

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Ventura County  – On Jan. 23 in a split vote the Ventura County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution opposing federal plans to sell new oil and gas leases in the Pacific Ocean. This vote demonstrates the majority of supervisors understand the importance of protecting the entire coastline from the risks and potential economic impacts associated with more offshore oil and gas leasing.

 

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Ventura County opposes new oil and gas leasing off Pacific Coast

On Tuesday, January 9 the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved their "2018 Federal Legislative Agenda & Platform," which included the stated position that Ventura County "opposes new oil and gas leases off the Pacific."

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CFROG thanks every Supervisor for approving this legislative agenda and applauds county staff for including this important position in this document. 

Thank you Ventura County for opposing the risky plan presented by Secretary Ryan Zinke that seeks to add more offshore drilling off our coastline. So far the City of Ojai has approved a resolution opposing new offshore oil drilling - What other cities in Ventura County will stand with the growing coalition of municipalities to #ProtectOurCoast and stop this plan. 

More information on our efforts to #ProtectOurCoast.

Click on the Dolphin to submit your comments to Zinke telling him to #ProtectOurCoast from more offshore drilling.

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Your Voice can stop Trump's plan for more drilling off our coast.

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Last week the Trump administration released a plan that opens up our coastline to more federal drilling. Since 1984 no new federal oil leases have been sold off the California coast, and that is because there has always been bipartisan opposition to more oil drilling in the Pacific. Everyone understands the risk offshore drilling poses to the economy and natural beauty of the California coastline. 

The 60-day public comment period regarding this dangerous drilling plan starts online today.

Tell Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke to:

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Trump removes Enviro protection tools, while moving to add offshore drilling

Yesterday the Trump administration announced plans to sell oil drilling leases off California's coast (and along the entire Pacific Region, including Alaska) something that has not been done since the 80's - what compounds the harm is that the feds are also moving to slash environmental rules and are taking away tools that agencies use to protect the environment - because they make Trump's plans harder. 

This mornings Washington Post article states, "The Interior Department’s number-two official issued a secretarial order just before Christmas rescinding several climate change and conservation policies issued under the Obama administration, saying they were “inconsistent” with President Trump’s quest for energy independence." and...

FB_Offshore_drilling_1200x900_17.jpg"Alex Daue, assistant director of energy and climate at the Wilderness Society, said in an interview that Interior officials will still face the same legal obligations to reduce negative environmental impacts on public land, but “they no longer have the tools to do so efficiently and effectively.”

Officials spent years compiling a list of “best practices” in this area, Daue said, and the Trump administration “just ripped them up.”

Public comment on the offshore drilling program begins Monday, Jan. 8. CFROG will be sending out notices to remind you to send in a comment to Secretary Zinke - make sure you are SUBSCRIBED to our emails to stay informed. 

Simi Valley Residents can contact Congressman Steve Knight TODAY - here is information on why KNIGHT needs to be contacted. 

Read FULL Washington Post article HERE. 

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