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Action Alert: Stop Risky Oil Development in Santa Barbara County

Updated Alert: The County of Santa Barbara Planning Commission decided on March 27 that they need more information on the controversial ERG cyclic steaming oil project, continuing the item until May 29th. They directed staff to conduct research on many of the points CEC brought up, specifically around the carbon intensity of the proposed oil production and what a greenhouse gas offset plan would look like.

Original Alert: Oppose risky oil development in Santa Barbara County by signing a petition or speaking at the Santa Barbara County Planning Commision meeting on March 13.

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Updated Alert: Success! Community Choice Energy takes a huge step forward

Original Alert: Support Community Choice Energy for Santa Barbara by signing a petition or speaking at any of three hearings on July 17: Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, Goleta City Council, or Santa Barbara City Council.

Result: About 145 people signed a petition or came out to speak at the three hearings on July 17, 2018. Coupled with over a decade of encouragement from the Community Environmental Council and other advocates, the County of Santa Barbara and the Cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta each independently voted to move forward with launching a local Community Choice program.

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Updated Alert: Success! Goleta Votes Unanimously for 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

Original Alert: Support a goal of 100% renewable energy in Goleta City by signing a petition, sending a letter to city officials, and attending the community hearing.
Result: In a unanimous vote, City of Goleta council members committed to moving the city's municipal facilities and community-wide electricity supply to 100% renewable power by 2030. They also resolved to have at least 50 percent of electricity use by municipal facilities come from renewable sources by 2025. To support these goals, the city authorized investigating the feasibility of a city-wide Community Choice Energy program that could encourage more local renewable generation.
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