News from CEC

20May

Gaviota Coast Oil Spill Strengthens Resolve of Community Environmental Council

Gaviota Coast Oil Spill Strengthens Resolve of Community Environmental Council

Dave Davis, President & CEO of the Community Environmental Council (CEC), released the following statement today in response to yesterday’s oil spill at Refugio Beach along the Gaviota Coast:

The Community Environmental Council is, like much of our community, feeling both shock and outrage over yesterday’s oil spill. For our founders, this is the worst type of déjà vu, recalling the 1969 oil spill over 45 years ago that spurred CEC’s formation. Sadly, we were born out of a dirty energy crisis, and we have made it our mission to transition the Santa Barbara region away from fossil fuels.

Written by Dave Davis, Posted in News from CEC, Action Alert

04March

Tour de Farms

Tour  de  Farms

As a clinical nutritionist, registered dietician and cooking instructor, Gerri French knows a few things about food. And as host of the Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures Meetup Group, which meets every two weeks at various locations throughout the county, she also knows something about farms.

Written by Sigrid Wright, Posted in News from CEC, Events

09October

The Naked Truth: About Measure P by One of Its Drafters

By Linda Krop, Chief Counsel, Environmental Defense Center

The Naked Truth: About Measure P by One of Its Drafters

Measure P – the Healthy Air and Water Initiative – would protect our air, water, and public health by banning new risky, polluting oil extraction techniques in Santa Barbara County. Unfortunately, the oil industry that is funding the opposition is spreading misinformation regarding the true impact of this measure. As an attorney who assisted in the drafting of Measure P, I am compelled to set the record straight so the voters can base their opinions on the true facts.

Posted in News from CEC, Get Involved, Action Alert

12September

CEC to showcase electric vehicles for every style and budget

CEC to showcase electric vehicles for every style and budget

With 18 models of electric vehicles (EVs) now on the market—from the affordable to the luxurious—attendees of CEC’s upcoming Green Car Show at the Goleta Lemon Festival will have plenty to talk about. Join us Sunday, September 21 between 10 am and 5 pm at Girsh Park to talk directly with local owners of various pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Written by Michael Chiacos, Posted in Green Car Show, News from CEC, Choose Electric, Events

02September

We Urge You to Vote Yes on Measure P

We Urge You to Vote Yes on Measure P

Measure P: the Healthy Air & Water Initiative to Ban Fracking in Santa Barbara County

Measure P campaign has a symbolic weight that has not been lost on energy executives...In 1969, the county's scenic coastline was befouled by an oil spill that served as a catalyst for the modern environmental movement and spawned some of the nation's core anti-pollution laws...Chevron Corp. and other energy companies have hired a team of California's top political consultants to fight the measure." Los Angeles Times, August 18, 2014

On November 4, we will be going to the polls to make Santa Barbara County the first major oil-producing region in the nation to ban high-risk oil extraction techniques. It is a chance to protect the people of our county from extreme forms of oil development that are severely damaging communities around the US.

 

Written by Dave Davis, Posted in News from CEC, Get Involved

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