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Fracking Ban Needs Legal Analysis
updated: May 22, 2014, 11:10 AM
County Supervisors voted for legal analysis of the proposed fracking ban on Tuesday afternoon, reports
Those who oppose and support the ban attended the County Supervisor meeting, sharing their passionate
opinions. Several reports state that the meeting was mostly filled with oil industry representatives and
supporters with a noticeable lack of environmentalists.
The Santa Barbara County Water Guardians group collected more than 19,000 valid signatures to qualify a proposed
ban on fracking for a public vote. County Supervisors voted 5-0 on to send the proposal to attorneys for a
legal analysis. They can then vote to adopt the ban or add it to the ballot in November.
The board has scheduled a final public hearing on the measure on Friday the 13th to hear the results of
that analysis and to give the public another chance to comment. The hearing is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. in
the County Supervisors Hearing Room at the Betteravia Government Center in Santa Maria.
May 15, 2014: Valid Signatures for
Fracking Ban Vote
May 1, 2014: Fracking Ban is on
March 19, 2014: Initiative Filed to Ban
October 16, 2014: EDC Provides
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