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.