Doug Timewell 
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Re: “Yes on G

Fracking is Destroying America's Water Supply - Read all about it...

https://thinkprogress.org/fracking-is-dest…

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 08/17/2018 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Say no to fracking in SLO County

Fracking and Oil Extraction "Produced Water" waste - how much water do we want to waste in SLO County? Do we all want to buy more water from the state and pay for additional infrastructure to support county water distribution? When YES on G folks say "Protects our Economy" they not only mean helping protect our primary sources of tax and business revenue: Tourism, Agriculture, and Property Values - they also mean protecting our water and helping prevent the need to fix industrial accidents by limiting oil expansion. Say NO to Wasting Water - VOTE YES on G.

WASTE WATER... One way to think of it is literally in terms of a waterfall of toxic waste. "One of the things I think we can lose sight of is just how much produced water we are creating which is more on a per day basis than Niagara Falls has going over it in an hour," Joel Mack, an attorney at Latham & Watkins, a firm which represents oil and gas companies,

https://www.ecowatch.com/fracking-wastewat…

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 08/17/2018 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Yes on G

Myths about Measure G (paid for by Big Oil) -- Get ready for a flood of misinfomation as Big Oil spends big on slick mailers, polls, and commercials (and pays professional "marketers" reply to letters to the editor) to scare you about Measure G. Big Oil cant win on the facts, so instead it will attempt to create confusion about Measure G.

Myth: Measure G will shut down the entire oil industry in SLO County.

Fact: This is plainly false as Measure G protects all current oil jobs and tax revenue by allowing existing operations to continue. (See Sec. 2 B & C of Measure G).

Myth: Measure G will bankrupt the County with millions in legal fees.

Fact: Big Oil is trying to intimidate us by threatening to sue if Measure G passes. Six other California counties have banned fracking or stopped new oil drilling projects and those bans have all been backed up in court. Monterey Countys Measure Z, passed by 57% of voters in 2016, banned fracking and wastewater injection wells. A judge ruled the fracking ban was constitutional but that injection wells could not be regulated by the County. While the case is being appealed, Monterey County did not go bankrupt and in fact its overall budget grew during the same period. SLO Countys Measure G does not include an injection well ban.

Myth: Measure G will increase local gas prices.

Fact: Big oil is wrong again as the oil drilled in our county is sent to refineries across California and then sold on an international market.

Top Reasons to Vote YES on Measure G:
Led by local citizens concerned about the water and economy of SLO County, over 20,000 voters signed to place Measure G on the November 2018 ballot to ban fracking in our county.

G Protects our Water: Bans fracking and new extreme oil drilling projects on SLO County lands. Measure G would prevent the drilling of 481 new oil wells in the Price Canyon oil field that would generate toxic wastewater and air pollution. The drilling and wastewater could contaminate local aquifers that provide drinking water to our cities.

G Protects our Economy: Drought is the new normal and our groundwater resources are more precious than ever. Agriculture and tourism annually contribute $4 billion and 40,000 jobs to SLO County. Our vibrant economy depends on reliable and safe groundwater.

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 08/17/2018 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Say no to fracking in SLO County

Myths about Measure G (paid for by Big Oil) -- Get ready for a flood of misinfomation as Big Oil spends big on slick mailers, polls, and commercials to scare you about Measure G. Big Oil cant win on the facts, so instead it will attempt to create confusion about Measure G.

Myth: Measure G will shut down the entire oil industry in SLO County.

Fact: This is plainly false as Measure G protects all current oil jobs and tax revenue by allowing existing operations to continue. (See Sec. 2 B & C of Measure G).

Myth: Measure G will bankrupt the County with millions in legal fees.

Fact: Big Oil is trying to intimidate us by threatening to sue if Measure G passes. Six other California counties have banned fracking or stopped new oil drilling projects and those bans have all been backed up in court. Monterey Countys Measure Z, passed by 57% of voters in 2016, banned fracking and wastewater injection wells. A judge ruled the fracking ban was constitutional but that injection wells could not be regulated by the County. While the case is being appealed, Monterey County did not go bankrupt and in fact its overall budget grew during the same period. SLO Countys Measure G does not include an injection well ban.

Myth: Measure G will increase local gas prices.

Fact: Big oil is wrong again as the oil drilled in our county is sent to refineries across California and then sold on an international market.

Top Reasons to Vote YES on Measure G:
Led by local citizens concerned about the water and economy of SLO County, over 20,000 voters signed to place Measure G on the November 2018 ballot to ban fracking in our county.

G Protects our Water: Bans fracking and new extreme oil drilling projects on SLO County lands. Measure G would prevent the drilling of 481 new oil wells in the Price Canyon oil field that would generate toxic wastewater and air pollution. The drilling and wastewater could contaminate local aquifers that provide drinking water to our cities.

G Protects our Economy: Drought is the new normal and our groundwater resources are more precious than ever. Agriculture and tourism annually contribute $4 billion and 40,000 jobs to SLO County. Our vibrant economy depends on reliable and safe groundwater.

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 08/17/2018 at 7:40 AM

Re: “A golden opportunity

I'm with Chuck, I'm voting YES on Measure G in November...

Posted by Doug Timewell on 07/19/2018 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Conflicting visions: Measure G puts a decision about the future of oil in SLO County on the November ballot

Ms. Halley even you know that every drop of oil from SLO county goes to Bay Area refineries and sold on the international market. Oil extracted from our county in your oil field never gets to a local gas station.

You also know that those property taxes, mentioned in this story, include land tax that will never go away whether your company owns the LAND or 50 ranchettes are developed, the taxes will never be lost by our county and may even grow (without risky oil expansion). Isnt your oil field on over 1000 acres of prime valley agriculture land only 2 miles from the ocean??

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 07/12/2018 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Fracking ban heads to November ballot

Mr. or Ms. Voice of Reason which by the way, thats quite the title youve crowned yourself. Maybe when your self-esteem improves youll pull back the curtain on Mr. Wizard who pulls the levers from afar to manipulate SLO voters.

The writing is on the wall, its clear and a fact (sort of a physics issue) you speed up the extraction of a finite amount of ANYTHING and your end game will come sooner than later. Again, I encourage ALL employees of the oil field to look long and hard at this issue TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYER AND ASK WHY EXPAND. The expansion of the Arroyo Grande Oil Field will harm career jobs, risk the environment, and cost us all (well, those who actually live here) more in TAXES. Measure G does not close down any current operations, it preserves jobs, tax revenues and prevents risky business practices that will result in higher state and local government expenses.

And Mr. or Ms. Voice of Reason, let's talk about the conservative vote, maybe you can ask your client whos going to clean up the oil field in 10 years once theyve sucked all the oil dry Im not voting for extra taxes. And dont tell me the Limit Liability Denver Company formed for growth and profit by the Houston, TX investment firm is going to write the check? Demonstrate your client has the funds at their disposal to clean up an industrial accident on the scale of polluting a water aquifer. The bottom line is the taxpayers of our county will likely be forced to pay for the clean-up of the Arroyo Grande field once your client has cashed in all their chips, and well be forced to pay the price of any industrial disaster (God forbid). If this is fear mongering prove me wrong show us the money.

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 06/28/2018 at 9:31 PM

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