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• Join Us at Green & Blue: A Coastal Celebration
Green & Blue is EDC's annual fundraising event held on June 8th, 2-5PM, in the beautiful gardens at Rancho La Patera & Stow House in Goleta.  More than 400 guests join us for live and silent auctions, hors d oeuvres, wine, beer and a short program. We will also have art work for sale from the prestigious Oak Group. MORE>>
• EDC Hires Two Staff Attorneys
We are excited to announce the addition of two staff attorneys to our team, Nicole Di Camillo and Maggie Hall. Both attorneys will take on a diverse portfolio of environmental issues and work closely with our nonprofit clients to ensure a healthy environment throughout the tri-counties and beyond. MORE>>
• REPORT: Opportunities for Ag & Conservation to Work Together
EDC engaged LoaCom to examine opportunities for agricultural and conservation communities to work together to the benefit of both local farmland and the environment. The outcome of this effort is set forth in the report, Win-Win: In Pursuit of Collaborative Policy Development for Santa Barbara County Agriculture, which can be seen here.
• OPINION PIECE: Concluding Word On Santa Maria Energy Project
This opinion piece was published in the Santa Barbara News Press, submitted by EDC Staff Attorney Nathan Alley, and addresses the Board of Supervisors' decision to approve the Santa Maria Energy Oil and Gas Project and allow it to emit at least 10,000 tons of greenhouse gases annually. MORE>>
• CAMP 4: 1,400 Acres in the Santa Ynez Valley
EDC represents the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance in response to a proposal by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to transfer the 1400-acre Camp 4 property from private fee ownership into trust for the tribe. SYVA hired EDC to help evaluate the environmental resources on the Camp 4 site, and to help preserve the majority of the property as open space while providing the opportunity for development of housing for the Santa Ynez Band. MORE>>
Remember Venoco's Carpinteria project? Three years after 70% of voters said NO to the company's oil and gas scheme with Measure J, Venoco is back again proposing to slant drill with a 175-foot rig next to City Hall, the Carpinteria Bluffs preserve, Arbol Verde neighborhood and the harbor seal sanctuary. MORE>>


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