In Rejecting Fracking Ban, Santa Barbara Voters Choose Science over Scare Tactics

In Rejecting Fracking Ban, Santa Barbara Voters Choose Science over Scare Tactics

Energy In Depth | November 05, 2014 | by Dave Quast

Last night, voters in Santa Barbara County soundly rejected a measure intended to shut down part of California’s oil and gas industry by a margin of 26 percentage points (63 percent to 37 percent). A diverse coalition of public safety, agriculture, faith, business, local government and taxpayer organizations had worked hard to educate the community about the economic costs that such a ban would impose – not just in Santa Barbara County, but indeed throughout the state.

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