Today’s Top Story:
A new study published in the Environmental Health Journal has found potentially dangerous concentrations of eight volatile chemicals near fracking sites in Arkansas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wyoming. (U.S. News and World Report, Inside Climate News)
County defeats Chevron in landmark tax case
Kern County scored an important court victory against Chevron USA Inc. this week in a landmark property tax case that had threatened a key source of local government funding.
Governor makes a call on Arvin pipeline leak
The Arvin gas pipeline leak that has displaced eight families from their homes since March got swift action from Gov. Jerry Brown at Wednesday’s get-out-the-vote rally.
Keep On Drillin’? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future
Think of California’s Santa Barbara County and you might picture the area’s famous beaches or resorts and wineries. But in the northern reaches of the vast county, oil production has been a major contributor to the economy for almost a century.
Measure P Money Creeps Up
Santa Barbara Independent
The “No on Measure P” campaign continues to outpace the “Yes” team on the fundraising front, with the most recent donations bringing the respective war chests to $5.8 million and $352,000.
Toxic Chemicals, Carcinogens Skyrocket Near Fracking Sites
U.S. News and World Report
Oil and gas wells across the country are spewing “dangerous” cancer-causing chemicals into the air, according to a new study that further corroborates reports of health problems around hydraulic fracturing sites.