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Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

Well, we know 20,473 registered voters in SLO county want to ban new oil wells for very good reasons based on scientific evidence or, in some cases, the lack thereof (eg, no clear evidence that injected oilfield waste water will not pollute domestic wells or the the Santa Maria basin).

A good example of "alternative facts" and "fake news" type polling. Ready to debate the Tea Party on the facts any time, any where.

35 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Charles Varni on 05/06/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

Manipulating PAID reader poll - placed by a Political Lobbying Consultant who wants to tell you how to vote. Ill say it again, San Luis Obispo Voters doesnt need Sacramento to tell them how to vote. #protectOURwater #IloveSLOco #protectSLOcounty.org
I VOTE YES - TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND BAN FRACKING IN SLO COUNTY
I VOTE YES - TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND BAN FRACKING IN SLO COUNTY
I VOTE YES - TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND BAN FRACKING IN SLO COUNTY
I VOTE YES - TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND BAN FRACKING IN SLO COUNTY
I VOTE YES - TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND BAN FRACKING IN SLO COUNTY
I VOTE YES - TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND BAN FRACKING IN SLO COUNTY

35 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Doug Timewell on 05/06/2018 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I vote yes to ban all new oil wells and ban fracking in SLO County to protect our water!

34 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by P.J. Webb on 05/06/2018 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Who should have jurisdiction over the Avila Beach Golf Resort—San Luis Obispo County or the California Coastal Commission?

Avila Beach is under great pressure from developers who care not a whit about the town or its residents. The developers want to enhance their fortunes at the expense of a vulnerable little coastal town that has had the misfortune to be "discovered" by them.

Few people truly understand the scope of all the developments that are planned for Avila Beach. Developers plan to make an expensive "carnival town" out of a peaceful little beach town that is not physically suited to that end. That fact puts Avila Beach residents at risk for fires and other calamities. There is very limited egress from the town, which fact would risk serious loss of life in the event of fires, seismic events, and the like.

In addition, the developer of the golf course has a long history of bending rules, regulations, and agreements into which he enters. The number and scope of the "events" that he continues to stage - despite regulations to the contrary - attest to that fact. No one wishes to deny people entertainment events, but only to hold such events in a safe and appropriate place. Avila Beach is not that place.

To save Avila Beach, and by extension the Central Coast, we MUST put the needs of residents over the desires of developers . Developers are here to enhance their fortunes; residents are here for community.

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Posted by Jim Hilferty on 11/27/2019 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and we need to protect it. People come from all over to visit our county because of all it has to offer with its diverse landscape and beauty. Our Tourism and Agriculture economies must be protected we should not put them at risk from further expansion of fossil fuel extraction.

The oil being extracted here in SLO county is one of the dirtiest in the world with a very high carbon intensity to extract not to mention refine and transport for further refining before it can be used. Does San Luis Obispo want to continue to contribute to our current climate crisis by extracting this dirty oil? True we do still drive cars and use oil but if we don't begin to move away from our dependence on oil we will be leaving our planet uninhabitable for future generations and that is something we should think about when deciding to approve expanded oil operations.

As citizens of San Luis Obispo County we should choose to move into the future with sustainable energy sources and not support further extraction of one of the dirtiest heavy tar crude oils that pollutes our air and could contaminate our groundwater. Our kids need us to do this as the climate crisis is only going to get worse, in twenty or thirty years when your kids ask you what you did to try to stop the further pollution of our planet, I hope we can tell them our County chose to move away from fossil fuels by not permitting further expansion.

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Posted by Natalie Risner on 05/06/2018 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I vote to BAN all new oil wells AND fracking in SLO County.

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Posted by Billy Robin Mona Baxmeyer on 05/06/2018 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

Get the FRACK out-of-here!! I worked in this industry 45 years ago and it is very nasty business reking havoc on flora, fauna, and mankind as do all hydrocarbons. We are still giving in to an industry that somehow can be held non-accountable for their past miscalculations while more sources of renewable energy are becoming more competitive. Hydrocarbons will be around for years to come so work with what you have producing now but NO NEW WELLS and FRACKING of the none producers!

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Posted by Tom Perry on 05/06/2018 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I VOTE TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND BAN FRACKING IN SLO COUNTY.

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Posted by Gertie Stein on 05/06/2018 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

This measure takes our county further along the road to an eventual fossil-free future--oil is going to run out sometime anyway so we might as well get started..

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Posted by Tina Salter on 05/06/2018 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

We need to leave fossil fuels in the ground when we can. Move our country in the direction of renewable's and in November, vote to Ban Fracking in our county.

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Posted by Don Chrisy Wickstrom on 05/06/2018 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

We are TRANSITIONING to:

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY...............as evidenced by the ever increasing number of HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES on the road and the number of solar panels installed and the demand for organic food.

More and more GAS STATIONS are ON THE ROOF these days and with the great no money down alternative energy incentives.

Can't you FEEL the BEAUTIFUL GREEN WAVE.................................. EMPOWERED BY OUR SIMPLE EVERYDAY CHOICES.............

We choose to increase our (self reliant) dependence on our roof top produced solar power to increasingly handle our vehicle propulsion load and appliance load as we WEEN OURSELVES OFF OF OIL AND NATURAL GAS.

LET the power of personal CALIFORNIAN CHOICES be the WORLD MODEL of how to love and care for ourselves AND our planet.

EMPOWER YOURSELF................LOVE THE AIR AND WATER AND SOIL...............WITH YOUR PERSONAL EVERYDAY CHOICES........FEEL THE BEAUTY IN JOINING THE WAVE............................

TRANSITION SOMETHING TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Loving Citizen on 05/06/2018 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I VOTE TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND FRACKING IN SLO COUNTY

We got over 20k signatures to support this initiative to get on the ballot.
Please help protect our water source and protect my backyard.
No more oil wells!

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Posted by Jessamyn Lynn Pattison on 05/06/2018 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I VOTE TO BAN ALL NEW OIL WELLS AND FRACKING IN SLO County!!

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Posted by Brandie Andrews on 05/06/2018 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

The We depend on oil and won't stop anytime soon argument is shortsighted. This attitude is why our environment is in such sorry condition. But this proposition by Protect SLO Water is a way to do just what it says: to protect our scarce water resources. Enough with the false arguments about how not having any NEW oil wells will negatively affect the countys economy.

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Posted by Beverly Gularte Harben on 05/06/2018 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I feel that both fracking and oil wells use too much water, that we don't have in this time of serious droughts. Plus, the water they use becomes very polluted and is injected back into the ground where it eventually will poison our drinking water. There are much better alternatives to fracking and oil wells, such as wind power and solar power. I have solar panels on my roof and they work very well, even on cloudy days they generate power at over 50%.

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Posted by Chris Van Beveren on 05/06/2018 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I will vote Yes to ban fracking and new oil wells in San Luis Obispo County. Time to move forward to a fossil fuel free environment.

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Posted by Vita Miller on 05/06/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I am in favor of joining with our neighboring counties to ban fracking and new oil wells. WATER is the most precious world resource. Fracking requires millions of gallons of FRESH WATER, per well, to be injected at great pressure (combined with silica and poisonous chemicals). Reinjecting the poisonous produced water into our aquifers adds to that pressure. Evidence shows that this process (injecting and reinjecting water at great pressure) increases earthquake activity. Earthquake activity can allow poisonous water to mingle with our drinking water. Fresh water is our greatest resource. Once gone, land is not habitable. Too great a risk for too small a gain for too few. Jobs of the future should focus on alternative sources of energy.

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Posted by Cindy Hansen on 05/06/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I think we all know that there will be an end to our heavy reliance on oil.

The more options we develop and use (thus making them more economical) the more choices we have, and since I'm a mom, the more choices and opportunities we pass on to future generations.

Wise folks say this age old adage-"Don't put your eggs all in one basket!" If you see a little old lady on her beach cruiser or on her solar powered minibike-it might be me --it feels great to have the air in your face as you pedal along!

I want to ride my bike on a solar powered bike trail alongside a recycled plastic road (quieter) .https://www.plasticroad.eu/en/

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/chasing-genius-solar-roadways/

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Posted by Deborah Skinner on 05/06/2018 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

I vote yes to ban fracking and all new oil wells. SLO County citizens are working on alternative sources of energy. We dont need oil wells here.

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Posted by Alice Rodli Tomasini on 05/06/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Would you vote to ban new oil wells and fracking in SLO County?

No fracking, no new oil wells. We need to protect not just our county but our earth!

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Posted by Karen Isaacson Leverich on 05/06/2018 at 9:44 AM

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