Jerry Brown signs new laws to block Trump’s California offshore oil drilling plans

Posted In News, Pollution
Sep
8


Oil platforms, Summerlamd, Santa Barbara County. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care.

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In a move aimed at stopping President Trump’s plans to expand offshore oil drilling along the California coast, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed two laws that prohibit construction of new pipelines that could bring the oil and gas to shore.

Read Full Article, Santa Cruz Sentinel (09-08-2018)

Corrosion outside oil pipeline caused crude spill on the Santa Barbara coast last year; US News & World Reports (02-18-2016)

There’s No Such Thing As a Spill-Proof Way to Transport Oil, Time (06-17-2015)
To a historian of pipelines, last month’s Santa Barbara oil spill is a reminder that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Since their first introduction in the late 19th century, pipelines have leaked regularly and ruptured occasionally…

When You Drill, You Spill; Huffington Green (05-27-2015)
The Santa Barbara County spill, one of the largest in California history, reiterates what we already know: We can’t extract oil and transport it without putting our beaches, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk. The sad fact is, when you drill, you spill.

Trump Spares NO Coast, Every State at Risk: A Call To Take Action, By NRDC (01-05-2018)

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling; The New York Times (01-04-2018)

Business View: ‘No Good Reason For Drilling’; Coastal review (05-31-2017)
Every aspect of offshore drilling, from exploration to transporting the product from the drilling site, has implications for marine life and coastal communities…

The ‘Job-Killing’ Fiction Behind Trump’s Retreat on Fuel Economy Standards; Yale E360 (04-20-2017)

Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling, Yale E360 (02-28-2015)
It’s not just the potential for a catastrophic spill that makes the new proposal to open Atlantic Ocean waters to oil exploration such a bad idea. What’s worse is the cumulative impact on coastal ecosystems that an active oil industry would bring…

Trump, reversing Obama, will push to expand drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic, The Washington Post (04-28-2017)

The Ocean Is Boiling’: The Complete Oral History of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill; By Kate Wheeling & Max Ufberg; Pacific Standard Magazine – 33 min read (04-18-2017)

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