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  1. Major legal fight expected on Measure Z oil and gas restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 19 | Monterey County Herald

    San Ardo >> With an initiative establishing some of the toughest oil and gas restrictions in the nation on the verge of passage, Monterey County officials are bracing for the likelihood of a lengthy and costly legal fight involving both the industry and proponents of Measure Z. Already, the Board of Supervisors has conducted one closed door discussion about the legal implications of the initiative, and has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving, to continue the legal strategizing.

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  2. Landmark Victory: Monterey Becomes California's First Major Oil-producing County to Ban FrackingRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 9 | PressReleasePoint

    ... up to this toxic industry. While oil companies have fracked in Monterey County, current production in the county's San Ardo oilfield relies on cyclic steam injection, a process that uses massive amounts of water containing toxic chemicals and ...

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  3. A Study Of The Economic And Environmental Impact of Fracking on the Monterey Bay RegionRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Newswise

    This study estimates the regional economic contribution and costs of the oil production industry in the San Ardo oilfield, the tax contributions of the industry, and the environmental costs and contributions of the industry to the Monterey County economy.

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  4. A Study of the Economic and Environmental Impact of the San Ardo Oil Production IndustryRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | Newswise

    This study estimates the regional economic contribution and costs of the oil production industry in the San Ardo oilfield, the tax contributions of the industry, and the environmental costs and contributions of the industry to the Monterey County economy.

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  5. Letters, Oct. 30, 2016: Who is subsidizing who in wharf battle?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    ... treated instead of disposing of it by injection into our groundwater aquifers. I am a fifth generation resident of San Ardo proudly raising the sixth generation right here in southern Monterey County. Measure Z undermines all these things. It is a ...

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  6. Letters, Oct. 23, 2016: How many organic farmers hold oil leases?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    ... again when oil prices rise again … unless we stop them now. 2. “There have been no instances of the San Ardo operations polluting any groundwater aquifers.” Again, untrue. Out of 44 injection wells in South County, 35 are ...

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  7. Jody Hansen: Measure Za s restrictions would bring harm to countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    San Ardo in southern Monterey County has been the location of oil and gas development since the late 1940s, and the industry has provided a substantial source of economic activity. Following agriculture and tourism, the oil industry is the third largest non-government economic driver in Monterey County.

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  8. Measure Z: Environmentalists, oil companies face off over tough oil, gas restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    A worker changes filters at the reverse osmosis plant at the San Ardo oil field earlier this month. About a sixth of the wastewater created by oil exploration is treated in a reverse osmosis treatment plant for recharge into an aquifer, Monterey County >> Weighing in on an issue with statewide and even national significance, Monterey County voters are being asked to consider enacting some of the toughest restrictions on the oil and gas industry in the nation on the Nov. 8 presidential election ballot.

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  9. McDonalda s web ad puts spotlight on Salinas ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    ... Cooking Across America at McDonald's?” web commercial series, features agricultural fields between San Ardo and King City as well as the Greenfield McDonald's location. “We're very proud of the Salinas Valley and South Monterey County ...

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  10. Editorial, Oct. 19, 2016: No on Measure Z is the rational choiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    ... Before voting on Measure Z, voters should know the following: The 1,500 plus wells in the south Monterey County San Ardo oil fields use steam injection in order to bring the heavy oil to the surface. Some of that steam water does rise back to the ...

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  11. Letters, Oct. 14, 2016: Measure Z is not what it claims to beRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    ... Z is not what it claims to be. It is deceptive, it is drastic and, for me, it is personal. As a 50-year resident of San Ardo, I know many people who are employed in the San Ardo oil fields. I know their parents and their grandparents. I taught ...

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  12. Measure Z foes claim sky will fall with yes vote.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | Monterey County Weekly

    ... in Monterey County), there's a section about the lawsuits the county will likely face if Z passes. The value of the San Ardo reserves is estimated at $890 million at the low end, up to $1.2 billion at the high end, and if production ceases, the ...

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  13. Jeanne Turner: Why we need Measure ZRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    ... put Measure Z on the ballot is because of the horrific water contamination taking place. The oil production in San Ardo is done by steam injection or flooding. The steam is put down one well to loosen up the viscous oil in the tar sands, and then ...

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  14. Letters, Oct. 2, 2016: Measure Z stops vital income for Monterey CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    As a Monterey County resident, taxpayer and business owner, I personally think it is irresponsible to create more laws needlessly, especially when a measure masquerades as one thing when it really is about something else. The San Ardo oil fields have a solid 70-year history of doing business in the county next to farming, ranching and communities.

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  15. Environmental group study points finger at San Ardo oil fieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    Salinas >> An environmental advocacy group has released a report claiming Monterey County's San Ardo oil field is the most carbon-intensive in the state and produces more greenhouse gas pollution than even Canada's Alberta tar sands oil. The report, released by the Center for Biological Diversity, comes as county voters are poised to consider Measure Z on the November presidential election ballot.

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  16. Monterey Oilfield: Dirtiest in CaliforniaRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2016 | Courthouse News Service

    In scenic Monterey County, just miles off California's famous stretch of Highway 101, sits one of the Golden State's largest and most productive oil operations. With more than 1,000 active wells, the San Ardo oilfield produces millions of barrels of oil a year - but at a severe cost to the environment, according to a new climate study.

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  17. Report Finds Monterey County Crude Worse for Climate Than Alberta Tar Sands OilRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | Indybay.org

    Crude from Monterey County's biggest oilfield is more climate damaging than any other large source of oil produced in, or imported into, California, according to a new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of state data. The Center's report, titled Stealing California's Future, found that crude from the San Ardo oilfield is even more carbon-intensive than notoriously dirty oil from the Alberta tar sands in Canada.

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  18. Analysis: Monterey County Crude Worse for Climate Than Alberta Tar Sands OilRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | Indybay.org

    Crude from Monterey County's biggest oilfield is more climate damaging than any other large source of oil produced in, or imported into, California, according to a new Center for Biological Diversity analysis of state data. The Center's report, titled Stealing California's Future, found that crude from the San Ardo oilfield is even more carbon-intensive than notoriously dirty oil from the Alberta tar sands in Canada .

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  19. Carbon footprint of San Ardo oil is greater than Alberta tar sands.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2016 | Monterey County Weekly

    In a report released today by the Center for Biological Diversity, which utilizes recent data from the California Air Resources Board , it is revealed that the process to extract oil from South County's San Ardo oilfield is more carbon-intensive than extracting oil from the Alberta tar sands, which have long been vilified as dangerously carbon-intensive source of fossil fuel. Furthermore, the state's data shows that San Ardo's oil is the third-most carbon-intensive to process in California, but because the quantity of oil extracted in San Ardo dwarfs the first and second on that list, San Ardo is the most carbon-intensive oilfield in the state.

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  20. Letters: Big Oil needs to clean up its messRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    The Aug. 30 letter from Debra Demaree of San Ardo depicts an idyllic environment of the oil fields, almost a paradise where wildlife thrives because of the abundance of clean water produced by reverse osmosis. It is true that through reverse osmosis the contaminated water coming up the oil wells can be purified and used safely.

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