Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Protesters Blast ExxonMobil’s Trucking Proposal

  1. #1

    Protesters Blast ExxonMobil’s Trucking Proposal

    https://www.independent.com/news/201...king-proposal/

    Protesters Blast ExxonMobil’s Trucking Proposal

    Energy Company Wants to Restart Oil Drilling Platforms

    Several dozen anti-oil protesters gathered in front of the Santa Barbara County Administration building Wednesday afternoon to speak out against ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart its three drilling platforms off the Santa Barbara coast. The company’s proposal includes the production of 10,000 to 12,000 barrels per day that would be trucked from the Las Flores Canyon Facility to Santa Maria and Maricopa via highways 101 and 166. Up to 70 trucks per day would be rotating between the three locations around the clock.


    Production from all southern Santa Barbara County oil platforms came to a screeching halt in May 2015 with the Refugio Oil Spill, when a main transportation pipeline owned by Plains All American Pipeline ruptured and released more than 142,000 gallons of crude onto the Gaviota Coast. Exxon is seeking a trucking permit for seven years, or until the pipeline is fixed. The company has said the trucking plan will support local jobs and that the deliveries would be safe.
    Wednesday’s demonstration, organized by a number of regional environmental groups, was held an hour ahead of the 6 p.m. county scoping hearing which allowed the public an opportunity to speak for or against the project’s environmental impact report, which looks at issues concerning air quality, traffic impacts, and potential spill hazards.

    Speakers recalled the Refugio spill. “It’s important to keep in mind what just happened in 2015 with the pipeline, which is supposed to be safer,” said Linda Krop, chief counsel of the Environmental Defense Center. “Trucks are known to be dangerous,” she said. “The route is very windy and extremely narrow.” With a number of recent climate-related disasters in Santa Barbara, others asked the county to take climate change into account. Overall, their message was clear: The only safe course of action is for the county to deny the project.


    A number of Exxon supporters also occupied the filled-to-capacity room. Bob Poole, self-identified as “the oil guy,” reminded attendees that California consumes two million barrels of oil a day, 70 percent of which is imported. “Exxon adheres to the most stringent environmental rules,” said Poole. “The best thing we can do is provide it here.” Richard Atmore, board president of the Coastal Energy Alliance, echoed Poole’s sentiment. Abroad they don’t consider human rights or environmental impacts, he said. “Lets produce it here carefully and safely.”

    Kristen Monsell and Blake Kopcho with the Center for Biological Diversity were not convinced. Safety regulations that were put in place under the Obama administration are being rolled back under Trump, they said. “It just increases the danger.”

    The county’s Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will next consider the proposal early next year.



    Last edited by dannno; 07-13-2018 at 10:11 AM.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."



  2. Remove this section of ads by registering.
  3. #2
    Why don't these people have jobs?
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

  4. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Why don't these people have jobs?
    I see college students and retired public employees on pensions. Maybe a couple hippie real estate agents who sell a $4 million house every couple years.
    Last edited by dannno; 07-13-2018 at 10:36 AM.
    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."

  5. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    I see college students and retired public employees on pensions. Maybe a couple hippie real estate agents who sell a $4 million house every couple years.
    That's the answer to a different question.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

  6. #5
    Large plastic blow-up whale. Petroleum based. Plastic in wheels on wheel-chair. Petroleum based. Plastic in mega-phone. Petroleum based. Plastic in frames of their sunglasses. Petroleum based. Asphalt on the roads used to get to anti-petroleum demonstration. Petroleum based. Progressive hypocrisy....priceless.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

  7. #6

    Thumbs up Fill 'er up with, Santa Barbara Gold

    There's some steep grades going over the mountains on Hwy 166, best of luck to the trucker heroes delivering the petroleum to Joe Sixpack. Via con Dios (may God be with you).
    Fill 'er up with Santa Barbara gold!


    Hwy 101 in Santa Maria. Over the Santa Maria River, then exit to 166 East.to Maricopa.
    DACA S**thole Dreamers - Make America Great Again?

  8. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    There's some steep grades going over the mountains on Hwy 166, best of luck to the trucker heroes delivering the petroleum to Joe Sixpack. Via con Dios (may God be with you).
    Fill 'er up with Santa Barbara gold!


    Hwy 101 in Santa Maria. Over the Santa Maria River, then exit to 166 East.to Maricopa.
    It's a nice drive in springtime.





    "He's talkin' to his gut like it's a person!!" -me
    "dumpster diving isn't professional." - angelatc


    "Each of us must choose which course of action we should take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes. But let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul

    "Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs."



Similar Threads

  1. Stick a fork in the US trucking industry.
    By Anti Federalist in forum U.S. Political News
    Replies: 81
    Last Post: 10-22-2011, 11:03 AM
  2. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-16-2011, 03:47 PM
  3. This Libertarian Organization is Bigger Than ExxonMobil!
    By clb09 in forum Economy & Markets
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-27-2009, 05:59 PM
  4. crossborder trucking news
    By thuja in forum National Sovereignty
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-07-2008, 11:59 PM
  5. 19.5 Million Raised for Q4 Keep on trucking!
    By libertythor in forum Grassroots Central
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-31-2007, 10:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •