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    Goodbye Constitution Freedom America by Don Jans

    After $8 Million Campaign, Oil And Gas Industry Overturns Ventura County Environmental Regulations

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    Will it be smooth sailing for the Oil and Gas Industry in Ventura County ?

    The defeat of Measures A and B lets oil and gas operators avoid environmental review in Ventura County using antiquated permits.

    By Jessica Gable

    Ventura, CA – Backed by an $8 million war chest, the oil and gas industry succeeded in defeating Measures A and B, two ordinances that would have closed a dangerous loophole allowing oil and gas drillers to avoid modern environmental review using antiquated permits with no expiration date. The vote overturns a decision by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in 2020 requiring all new drilling operations to abide by modern environmental standards regardless of permit date.

    The vote is the latest in a nearly two year battle between community members and environmental justice activists and fossil fuel giants like Aera Energy and Chevron. Only three days after the initial Ventura County Board of Supervisors’ decision in 2020, Aera Energy spent $1 million on signature gatherers to put the issue back on the ballot. Once that happened, oil and gas interests poured additional millions of dollars into the hyperlocal campaign, making this the most expensive ballot issue in Ventura County’s history despite the ordinances only applying to new drilling operations. They used dark money to overturn common sense regulations passed by Ventura’s elected representatives; not one individual donor is listed in their campaign finance reports.

    “Big Oil has set a terrifying precedent,” said Food & Water Watch Central Coast Organizing Manager and Yes on Measures A & B Campaign Lead Tomás Rebecchi. “Ventura County’s families know that our communities’ health is not for sale at any price. We are no one’s sacrifice zone. But it’s increasingly clear that fossil fuel companies not only threaten the safety of our communities and climate, they’re also unraveling our democratic processes. And if Big Oil can buy its way out of a democratic decision for $8 million in a tiny county in California, where will they go next? This may be Ventura County’s fight, but it’s a defeat for the whole country.”

    Led by environmental justice and community activists, the grassroots Yes on Measures A & B campaign headed the effort to pass Measures A and B. Ventura-based clothing outfitter Patagonia added a donation of $450,000 to the primarily individual contributions.

    “We’re deeply disappointed that Measures A & B failed,” said Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert. “I want to thank all the activists from the VC Safe campaign who knocked on doors, picked up the phone and rallied the community to push back against Big Oil’s lies and money. This is just one loss in an ongoing campaign to save the home planet. We’ll be back at it tomorrow.”

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    Jeff
    Jeff
    13 days ago

    My god this article is completely filled with lies. I guess your rag is against high paying jobs and elevated fuel costs. Sorry to break it to you but your battery filled cars are filled with components made from petroleum products. I will never give your toilet paper wrap the time of day.

    Jessica
    Jessica
    13 days ago

    So, the oil companies bought the vote. Sounds like a lot of people like money over saving the planet. Well good luck trying to find an alternate planet to live on.

    Miguel A.
    Miguel A.
    14 days ago

    Yes, thank goodness for the outcome. As our POTUS Sleepy-Dopey Joe goes begging to Saudi Arabia for more oil and a gallon of gas goes to 7 bucks. 7 BUCKS !!??!!

    Michael A...
    Michael A...
    13 days ago
    Reply to  Miguel A.

    If you want cheap gas go back to Venezuela where you belong. It’s 83 cents a gallon there. You can be happy in your Venezuelan paradise and leave America to REAL Americans.

    Problem solved you whiny little girl.

    Jeff
    Jeff
    13 days ago
    Reply to  Michael A...

    You are delusional. Keep going in the direction we are heading we will be Venezuela no need to move!!!!

    Jeff
    Jeff
    13 days ago
    Reply to  Michael A...

    Hate to also burst your bubble, republicans are willing to stay and fight for our country. Democrats will run away in fear. So tell me who real Americans really are!!!

    Tommy
    14 days ago

    The electric car proponents seem to be delusional regarding:
    a). affordability
    b). charger availability
    c). where will all that additional electricity come from ?
    I’m not opposed to electric cars but they are NOT an over-night solution.

    Tommy
    14 days ago

    Thank God for this result!

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