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Sabrina Lockhart (spokesperson for CSSEC) excuse for opposing the Frack Free ban is lame. Oil and gas lobbyist have been in Washington DC working hard to get Congress to end the ban on the export of domestic oil Michael Kors Wallet Light Blue
Sabrina Lockhart (spokesperson for CSSEC) excuse for opposing the Frack Free ban is lame. Oil and gas lobbyist have been in Washington DC working hard to get Congress to end the ban on the export of domestic oil and to expand the export of natural gas. Instead of interfering with Butte County citizens initiative to protect its water and agriculture through a fracking ban she needs to go to WDC to lobby to keep our domestic. MORE
Grubbs letter to the petition proponents explained that, after conferring with county counsel, she agreed the document didn pass muster. She also said she didn have the discretion to waive the defects, which must be done through court proceedings.
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Issues with the petition were first brought to Grubbs attention in a complaint filed June 9 by Sacramento based law firm Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross Leoni LLP, on behalf of Californians for a Safe, Secure Energy Coalition. The coalition represents dozens of California businesses, Michael Kors Purses Uk community agencies and other groups opposed to bans and strict regulatory measures on the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing ( in which water and chemicals are forced into the earth to remove oils and natural gas from shale. Several oil and energy companies, including the Western States Petroleum Association, are also part of the coalition.
Goliath goes to court
What the Board of Supervisors need to do now is to live up to their word. On April 8, they voted 4 1 to support a ban on fracking and other kinds of extreme drilling, and so they asked county counsel to write an ordinance. It is completed now. LESS
On June 16, County Clerk Recorder Candace Grubbs sent a letter informing members of Frack Free Butte County (FFBC) that the petition filed to put a fracking ban on the November ballot by more than 10,000 county residents rejected due to facial defects. Specifically, the petition failed to include a mandatory clause and didn meet requirements regarding bold face type, which violates Elections Codes 9124 and 9105, respectively.
Sabrina Lockhart, spokeswoman for Californians for a Safe, Secure Energy Coalition, said her organization opposes bans because fracking can help lead the nation away from dependence on foreign oil and is a boon to the state economy. Sacramento based Lockhart also provided, and is listed as the contact on, a press release issued June 5 by Butte Citizens Against Higher Energy, a local extension of the statewide pro fracking coalition. Lockhart said that press release, which claims the Butte County ban would drive up energy costs Michael Kors Zip Bag
effort into this, said FFBC spokesman Dave Garcia in a phone interview. then we have a powerful law firm from Sacramento funded by Big Oil obstructing and railroading the democratic process, and our members are outraged by that.
Garcia noted that the county Board of Supervisors already has voted 4 1 to move toward a fracking ban, and said his group may focus its efforts in that direction.
the writ doesn mean the judge will side with us, and it a very expensive process, Garcia said. the beginning, we had almost no money whatsoever, and people on the steering committee took money from their own wallets to put into the kitty to be able to run this campaign. comparison, the initiative adversaries are a proverbial Goliath to the FFBC David. According to a Feb. 3, 2014, article in the Sacramento Business Journal, Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross Leoni LLP is the third largest recipient of lobby dollars in the state, raking in $5.1 million last year. The same article notes the Western States Petroleum Association was the top spender of lobby dollars in California in 2013, with $4.7 million spent on lobbying activities.
supervisors] could adopt our initiative, draft their own initiative, or take other courses of action to stop fracking from happening here, Garcia said. apparent that both citizens and elected officials alike are very concerned about this issue, so either way, we aren giving up.
and to expand the export of natural gas. Instead of interfering with Butte County citizens initiative to protect its water and agriculture through a fracking ban she needs to go to WDC to lobby to keep our domestic gas and oil from being exported as part of her energy independence goal. Better yet maybe she could tell the corporations she works for that there are better ways to go about creating energy independence and thousands of new jobs. Develop clean/sustainable energy. LESS
understand Candace Grubbs is doing her job, but we feel the county should honor the voice of the people and allow this to go forward. said the group takes some responsibility for the petition being sent back: a grassroots organization and have never [attempted a ballot initiative] before, and it was our decision to try to do this among ourselves, and locally. That appears to have been a bad decision, because we didn get everything right.
people of Butte County ordain are words that local fractivists are not likely to soon forget. The absence of that six word phrase, coupled with the lack of some bold typeface, may be enough to kill a grassroots effort to put the future of local hydraulic fracturing in the hands of Butte County voters.
and put jobs in jeopardy, was released in response to the petition being filed.
the other hand, these are superficial problems, and inconsequential compared to the actual language of the initiative, which is sound. said that, as of Tuesday (June 24), the group was weighing its options on how to proceed. He said the FFBC steering committee would decide in the next few days whether to file a writ with the court to have the requirements waived, but fears a legal battle with deep pocketed adversaries.
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