Jeff Lewis 
Member since May 3, 2018

Recent Comments

Re: “I love my kids and opposed Measure G

Jim - We need to transition from oil to sustainable energy more quickly. We need to do this for the livability of our planet. And yes, we need to do this for our children and grandchildren. I can understand you not sharing this view as an employee of the oil industry, but I'm sure your grandchildren will look back on your pro-oil view and wish you saw this threat to their future.

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Posted by Jeff Lewis on 11/10/2018 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Vote yes on G

Dear Voice - Yes, names matter. California law requires donor-proponents and opponents to be identified so voters can better assess their arguments ( Voters deserve to know because there are always facts on both sides. For the record, I am a retired engineer. I do not get any money from oil companies, or money from any environment group. Can you say the same? Is this why you are hiding?

You say Measure G , " is simply a way to stop or severely limit something that environmental activists don't like. Exactly! We want to protect our water, air, environment and major industry, even if oil companies must be forced to operate in an environmentally safe way. Sadly, SLO County petroleum companies have not operated safely. One example is the Avila Beach pipeline leak (…). Unocal originally fought the lawsuit. The oil company was forced to move much of the town to clean up its mess. Even with their cleanup, polluted water remains below Avila Beach.

You say Measure G will, result in an expansion of foreign oil importation. Reasons this is not true:
- Measure G does not shut down existing oil extraction.
- Existing SLO County oil extraction is negligible, less that 0.01% of US oil consumption.
- The US both imports and exports oil. The US could decrease exports
- The US could expand renewable energy sources slightly more quickly.

You also ask, how SLO County won't be held liable for compensating the oil companies for the minerals. Im not a lawyer. Oil companies may well sue. Yet, anti-fracking laws are in place in 6 California counties, 3 other states, and 5 European countries.

We must stop the dangerous oil company practices. Vote yes on Measure G.

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Posted by Jeff Lewis on 10/20/2018 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Vote yes on G

Dear Voice - Why do you hide behind the name" Voice of Reason"?

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Posted by Jeff Lewis on 10/19/2018 at 9:27 AM

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

There have been a lot of oil spills, leaks and accidents. One well-document list is at Many of these spills were in the US and some big. Why all these spills? Two possible reasons come to mind: (1) safely extracting, transporting and processing oil is difficult and accidents happened, and (2) the oil companies were not as careful as they could have been. Either way, drilling new wells or starting fracking in SLO County puts at risk our water, air economy and jobs. I dont want these risks forced on me.

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Posted by Jeff Lewis on 06/11/2018 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Battling oil

Our nation's oil companies' history includes leaks, spills, blowouts, and injecting toxic water into the ground that puts drinking-water aquifers at risk. Their pollution events are big and small. A big event near SLO County was the Bellevue Blowout. "In 1998, the Lost Hills Field was the site of one of the largest and most spectacular well blowouts in modern U.S. history. The Bellevue blowout also called the "Bellevue gusher" involved six months of uncontrolled natural gas expulsion, and a gigantic gas fire that lasted two weeks. See ( Learn from history!

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Posted by Jeff Lewis on 05/24/2018 at 11:16 AM

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

To: Chasing Dream and Gary Kirkland,

You seem to think that if I use one drop of oil I support putting our county's environment at risk with fracking and offshore drilling. Life is not black and white. I, like you, must choose from the options available. I chose a hybrid car, taking reusable bags to the stores, and buying locally grown food to name a few.

Big Oil has a terrible history of pollution and disregard for the environment. We need to use less and less petroleum products, voting both at the polls and with our wallets. We will thereby speed the transition to renewable energy and sustainability. Lets save a clean environment for out children!

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Posted by Jeff Lewis on 05/06/2018 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Fracking initiative gets 20,000 signatures

Somebody hiding behind the name, Corruptifornia posted 2 of the 3 negative comments about this initiative. The forth comment is hiding behind the name theconfiscators. If you click on these names you find they are both "Member since May 3, 2018." Today! Why are these persons (or person) hiding their real names? Are they spokespersons for BigOil?

Corruptifornia? Shall I list the BigOil corruption in San Luis Obispo? Google and read about the Avila Beach pipeline oil leak covered up by BigOil for years!

California, and California counties, have the right to protect their water and environment from dangerous activities such as fracking. Big Oil is fighting for their future frack profits in spite of its history of pollution. Profits are good, pollution is not. Do a little research and dont be fooled.

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Posted by Jeff Lewis on 05/03/2018 at 1:39 PM

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