Thursday, April 17, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 6

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Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Farmers fear oil and water do mix

Recently, applications to drill thousands of new oil wells in Santa Barbara County are being turned in at record rates (7,700 by just one company). These wells plan to go after heavy crude using extreme techniques that pose a risk to residents and other businesses. We can get an idea of what the future might hold by looking at our neighbor Kern County where thousands of pump jacks dot the landscape, and farmers are suing ... [ Read More ]