Pristine beaches, stunning coastal valleys, clean air, low crime, a top-notch university—a great place to live, work, learn, retire and visit! What business are we in in San Luis Obispo County?
What’s at stake? The reputation that SLO County has become pro-oil development!
What will that mean to residents? A huge cost to the county in reduced property values and property taxes and specifically, if you live within a neighborhood where oil may be explored (that impact potentially covers dozens of square miles), you may not be able to sell your home! That’s right: would you buy a home in an oil field?
What is the bigger picture if the county becomes pro-oil development? Retiring couples and second-home purchasers attracted to our area will avoid rural areas in SLO County and may consider other coastal counties like Santa Barbara or Monterey County; small business owners looking to invest and relocate to SLO for an improved lifestyle may be put off by a pro-oil development energy plan; disgruntled residents impacted by pro-oil may choose to relocate.
If you are concerned or have questions regarding the Porter Ranch project and want to write to voice your opinion or ask further questions of the county, here is the correct contact information:
Learn more about the project on the county website:
The Court of Appeal of the State of California
Excelaron vs. the County of San Luis Obispo
Today the court has judged in favor of the county:
"The judgment is affirmed. The County shall recover its costs on appeal"
Oil Strategy First, Projects Second - click here
co-written by Tracy Del Rio, President, Huasna Foundation &
Linda Reynolds, Chair, Mesa Refinery Watch Steering Group
Concerned residents of the Huasna Valley and surrounding areas packed the South County Advisory Council meeting (3/24/14) to hear a presentation on the Porter Ranch Oil Project.
This project is a partnership of oil rights owned by subsidiaries, including Alamo Creek Oil Co, of Australian Oil Company, the founders of Excelaron and who are currently suing San Luis Obispo county.
Recently a group of neighbors spent the morning cleaning up trash on Huasna Road. Here is a picture of the group that cleaned up the grade and Tar Springs. Please join us next time and help clean up the neighborhood. (not pictured: Terrie, Doug, and Edna)
P.O. Box 1164
Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
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