750 new Oil Wells proposed in Cat Canyon!!!

Oil spills and leakages happen.  To report a suspected oil spill, immediately call the State Warning Center 1-800-424-8802, then notify Channelkeeper at 805-563-3377.  In an emergency, call 911.

Santa Maria students and supportive adults rallied and marched down S. Broadway on Friday, September 27th along with millions of other demonstrators around the world last week to demand action, not resistance, by lawmakers to address the dangerous levels of greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change.  With bilingual interpretation, speakers included several members of the community, students, renowned scientist James Lawrence Powell,  Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann, and staff member Wendy Motta from Congressman Salud Carbajal’s office.  Local concerns about drilling in Cat Canyon over Santa Maria’s water aquifers, and the lack of renewable energy were among the issues discussed.  Students vowed to continue the pressure on lawmakers to act or face electoral consequences in 2020.  

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Concerned students and adult  gathered for a Global Strike demonstration on September 27,  2019 at 6 pm-7:30pm at the corner of S. Broadway and 110 E. Cook St (Santa Maria City Hall.)  The clear and non negotiable message of young people was that their voices will  be heard, and their demand that laws need to be prioritized and enacted immediately to address the causes of global warming,  will not be ignored.


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Update:  Even though Aera Energy was sold in August 2019 to TerraCore,  the plan is to continue to develop additional oil wells in Cat Canyon.  Click Link below to stay informed about County hearings in Santa Maria Valley and surrounding areas:


STOP Cat Canyon drilling 750 Oil wells!!

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