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Santa Barbara Independent | August 02, 2014 | by JORDAN CUNNINGHAM
The Central Coast’s energy industry is vital to the economic health of the region — producing thousands of jobs and millions per year in tax revenue. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is an important technology in our statewide energy portfolio. Fracking allows us to access our domestic oil and gas in a safe, reliable manner. That’s why the Central Coast Taxpayers Association opposes the anti-fracking ballot initiative that will appear on the November ballot in Santa Barbara County. A fracking ban would stifle the energy boom and needlessly put at risk thousands of jobs and our region’s fragile economic recovery.
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