Charles Varni 
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Re: “Water vapor, greenhouse gases, and global warming

The "belief" that burning fossil fuels plays a significant role in global climate change is a FACT based on historical data and scientific facts, not a "belief" (Sources: NOAA, NASA, IPCC, etc, etc). Earth as flat is a belief; earth as round is a fact. Earth as center of the solar system is a belief; Sun as center of the solar system is a fact.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 06/07/2018 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Democratic 'voter guide' tells Nipomo Dems to vote for Compton

The fact that Lynn Compton would pay to distribute such a lie, and one of her campaign heads would justify it, should be the final straw for any undecided voter on who to vote for. Jimmy Paulding would never take part in such a deception. Shame on you Lynn--there are no limits to your duplicity.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 05/31/2018 at 6:35 AM

Re: “Battling oil

Ms Ferrari's fact based analysis of the situation is a welcome preventative for the incoming tsunami of exaggerations, distortions, and outright lies that big oil will be throwing around. I believe we share a faith in the capacity of an informed electorate to make the right choice. In November, when the majority say "no more new oil wells in SLO County" wouldn't it be great if Big Oil said "OK, we hear you. We'll continue operations in a safe manner at the Arroyo Grande and not file lawsuits against you."

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Posted by Charles Varni on 05/24/2018 at 8:21 AM

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.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 05/06/2018 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Fracking initiative gets 20,000 signatures

Again the big lie that this initiative kills jobs which it does not. The current Price Canyon oil operation is NOT effected, only its dangerous plans to expand its number of wells so it can suck up the remaining reserves and sell them as quickly as possible on the world market to make millions. This risks contamination of our precious groundwater and this dirty fuel is burned adding to the global CO2 levels and exacerbating climate change.

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Posted by Charles Varni on 05/03/2018 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Arroyo Grande oil field is a net water producer

Thank you Christine for demonstrating the willingness of your company to present distortions and falsehoods as fact to the citizens of San Luis Obispo County. Do you really think we are this gullible?

The Arroyo Grande Oil Field (AGOF) produces 1,200,000 gallons a day of petroleum and chemical contaminated waste water (all statistics from State DOGGR reports) based on pumping 19 barrels of water for every barrel of oil you recover. Your treat some of this waste water for disposal into the creek which gets largely wasted into the ocean. Why is that? Because the waste water injection wells you're using to dispose of this toxic brew cannot tolerate much more than 30,000 gallons per day. You lack a permit from the EPA to inject waste water into the drinking water aquifer under the oilfield but continue to do it because your oil company got a judge to agree to let you while your Safe Drinking Water Act violations are temporarily ignored until the EPA rules on your case.

The AGOF produces NO energy for local use--in fact, your operation is one of the largest consumers of energy in the County and State when it comes to oil operations. In addition, the oil produced from the AGOF is sold to Phillips 66 and sent by pipeline to Oakland where it is refined and then exported to Asia (Phillips 66 Annual Reports, 2014, 2015). NOTHING produced by the AGOF is utilized in SLO County--no roads are paved, homes built, or gas tanks filled. Where do you come up with these fabrications?

More than 15,000 registered voters have signed a petition to ban NEW oil wells in SLO County and we will be voting on this in November (go to http://protectslocounty for details). The initiative specifically allows the AGOF to continue its operations as usual over the next decades until it runs out of oil. There is no threat to the jobs, incomes, or county property taxes your operation provides. However, the citizens of SLO County will not allow their drinking water to be polluted by toxic oilfield wastewater and chemicals. Please focus you corporate energies on that issue rather than trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

Charles Varni, Coalition to Protect SLO County

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Posted by Charles Varni on 04/26/2018 at 10:46 AM

Re: “We need a new 4th District county supervisor

I dont think it is "bad" to express disappointment or frustration that the current 4th District Supervisor has done very LITTLE for Oceano.

I very much agree with "rightword2" that Mr. Paulding would be a fantastic Supervisor for the 4th District AND for the County as a whole

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Posted by Charles Varni on 01/22/2018 at 7:33 AM

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