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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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."
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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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.