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Ventura College Hosts Climate Action Summit

Ventura College Hosts Climate Action Summit

VENTURA, CA. – April 14, 2018 – Ventura College GeoSciences Department is thrilled to announce that as part of it’s 9th Annual Earth Week Celebration, they will be partnering with 350 Ventura County Climate Hub to host an informative Climate Action Summit to be held Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Applied Sciences Building […]

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

    By Paul Driessen It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the […]

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

Lease the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)– To Benefit All Americans

. By Paul Driessen Under the current offshore energy program developed during the Obama years, 94% of the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is off limits to leasing and drilling. Under the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) announced January 4 by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, over 90% of OCS acreage and 98% of “undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and […]

Report: Public Opposes Toxic Wastewater Disposal in National Forrest Aquifer

Report: Public Opposes Toxic Wastewater Disposal in National Forrest Aquifer

Fillmore, CA – Today, Los Padres ForestWatch released a report highlighting widespread community opposition to an oil company’s proposal to dump toxic wastewater into an aquifer beneath the Los Padres National Forest, less than a mile upstream from homes and ranches in Fillmore. The report analyzes all 670 comments submitted to the California Division of […]

Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off US coasts

Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off US coasts

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies.

Harvey is hurting Texas’ refinery output, but storm’s full economic hit is too early to tell

Harvey is hurting Texas’ refinery output, but storm’s full economic hit is too early to tell

Days of torrential rains and flooding in southeast Texas have brought the country’s fourth-largest city to a standstill, but economists say it’s still too soon to tell how much of a toll Tropical Storm Harvey will take on the economies of the Gulf Coast and the nation. Even more rain has been forecast for the […]

Energy, Pump Prices And Consumers

Energy, Pump Prices And Consumers

A couple of data points for the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, who asserted earlier this week that gasoline prices never go down. The first point is that gasoline prices have come down. Nationally, the average price of a gallon of gasoline the third week of July was $2.392 – about 42 percent lower […]

Oxnard City Council Raises Concerns About Potential Health Impacts From Proposed Oil and Gas Project

Oxnard City Council Raises Concerns About Potential Health Impacts From Proposed Oil and Gas Project

The Oxnard City Council voted unanimously last night to send a letter of concern to the Ventura County Planning Commission questioning the health effects of a proposed an oil and gas project in South Oxnard. The County failed to consider the potential health impacts to residents and farmworkers who live and work in and around […]

$872 Million of Car & Gas Taxes NOT Going to Roads, Highways or Bridges

$872 Million of Car & Gas Taxes NOT Going to Roads, Highways or Bridges

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Budget Committee will meet at 10am in Room 4203 of the state Capitol to close out the first phase of the state budget process. Senate Democrats approved $872 million of car and gas tax monies to be spent on programs and services instead of roads, highways or bridges. Under Senate Bill 1, […]

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

. By Paul Driessen Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long overdue. The […]

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