Sample 3 Oil Drilling Off The Ca Coast


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  • The area involved is a span between 50 and 100 miles out along the East and West Coasts. These areas are not areas where geological evidence would suggest a significant amount of oil is likely available. Waters within 50 miles of the coast should be off-limits. ***The area involved for California is the Tranquillon Ridge Area, off the coast of Lompoc (near Santa Barbara). Slant drilling would occur off of Platform Irene,there. It would have exchanged that for ending production off Irene by 2022 & off Point Arguello by 2017. (Pass around map w/ California’s OCS area.)
  • Sample 3 Oil Drilling Off The Ca Coast

    1. 1. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING off THE CALIFORNIA COAST: A Recipe for Environmental Disaster? Presented by: Christine Oneto PR334 – Summer Semester, Aug 2009
    2. 2. Why should we care?
    3. 3. Damage has been done in the past
    4. 4. Is this what we want for our future?
    5. 5. Why the Issue is Resurfacing <ul><li>In July 2008, President Bush lifted a presidential moratorium on drilling for oil and natural gas on the Outer Continental Shelf </li></ul><ul><li>When Obama took office, this was the Federal Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Plains Exploration Production (PXP), an independent company, issued Project Proposal for drilling of the Calif. Coast to California State Lands Commission (5/2009) </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is the OCS: Outer Continental Shelf? 3 miles 300 miles
    7. 7. PXP Proposal & How it Affects California <ul><li>Plains Exploration & Production, a Houston, Texas company </li></ul><ul><li>Drilling allowed - up to 14 years of risk </li></ul><ul><li>State vs. Federal waters </li></ul><ul><li>Existing vs. New Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>What are the: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial impact - $11 million clean-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long – term impact </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Oil & the California Budget Crisis <ul><li>Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger’s balanced budget proposal included the PXP proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>$1.8 Billion (approx.) revenue from oil (over 14 yrs., $100M this year) </li></ul><ul><li>Enter: the California State Lands Commisssion & John Garamendi </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal suspended – thanks to he and 34 agencies involved </li></ul><ul><li>Per Jessica Rader of S.L.C., proposal may be back for re-negotiation in August/Sept. </li></ul>
    9. 9. 34 Environmental Agencies Opposed <ul><li>Amigos de Bolsa Chica – Dave Carlberg </li></ul><ul><li>Audobon California – Dan Taylor </li></ul><ul><li>Beacon Foundation – Vickie Finan </li></ul><ul><li>Bolsa Chica Land Trust- Paul Arms </li></ul><ul><li>Buena Vista Audobon- Joan Horowitz </li></ul><ul><li>California Coastal Network- </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Asceti </li></ul><ul><li>California Coastal Protection Network- SusanJordan </li></ul><ul><li>Clean- Marcia Hanscom </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation- Marco Gozales </li></ul><ul><li>Coastwalk California- Fran Gibson </li></ul><ul><li>Committee for Green Foothills- Lennie Roberts </li></ul><ul><li>Defenders of Wildlife- Richard Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Ecoslo- Morgan Rafferty </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered Habitats League- Dan Silver </li></ul><ul><li>Environment California- Dan Jacobson </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Action Committee of W. Marin </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Health Coalition- Laura Hunter </li></ul><ul><li>Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Heal the Bay- Sonia Diaz </li></ul><ul><li>Inland Empire Waterkeeper- Autumn De Woody </li></ul><ul><li>League for Coastal Protection- Mel Nutter </li></ul><ul><li>Malibu Coast Land Conservancy- Steve Uhring </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources Defense Council- Virgina Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Ocean Outfall Group- Jan D. Vaandersloot, </li></ul><ul><li>Orange County Coastkeeper- Garry Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Residents for Responsible Desalination- Merle Moshiri </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego Coastkeeper- Bruce Reznik </li></ul><ul><li>San Luis Obispo Coastkeeper- Gordon Hensley </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Monica Baykeeper- Tom Ford </li></ul><ul><li>Sea and Sage Audubon- Scot Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>South Laguna Civic Association-Bill Rihn </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Wildlands-Catherine Rich </li></ul><ul><li>Vote the Coast- Sara Wan </li></ul><ul><li>Western Alliance for Nature- Larry Wan </li></ul><ul><li>Wild Heritage Planners- Jack Eidt </li></ul><ul><li>Wildcoast- Serge Dedina </li></ul>
    10. 10. BUT…Alternative forms of Energy Exist <ul><li>Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Wave / Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Geothermal </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass </li></ul>Wind energy is … &quot;cheaper than any other new electric generation except natural gas.[which] emits one pound of greenhouse gases for every kilowatt-hour of electricity it generates.&quot;
    11. 11. Why is Alternate Energy better? <ul><li>In CA, clean energy created jobs at a rate of 7.7% from 1998 – 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>California’s passage of AB32 – The Global Warming Solutions Act created an agenda for booming clean energy industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Pres. Barack Obama has stated he wants the U.S. to derive 25% of its power from renewables by 2025 …So, why would CA go against this by this PXP action? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Conclusion: Prevent More Spillage Disasters <ul><li>It’s not just the birds…Call to Action </li></ul>
    13. 13. Who do you want to bank your future on for this?: Protect Ÿ Preserve Ÿ Educate Ocean Beach, CA Thank you!