HELP STOP EXXONMOBIL’S DANGEROUS OIL TRUCKING PROPOSAL
Right now, ExxonMobil is seeking permission for a dangerous proposal to restart three offshore oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel and send nearly 70 oil-filled tanker trucks per day on our coastal highways. We need your help urging Santa Barbara County to deny this dangerous proposal and protect our climate, public safety, and our land and watersheds.
The three aging platforms ExxonMobil is seeking to restart – Hondo, Harmony & Heritage – have been shut down since the devastating 2015 Plains Pipeline oil spill. Deep in the thick of the climate crisis, now is not the time to restart platforms that will also threaten marine life like endangered whales, sea otters, and leatherback turtles.
On top of that, Exxon then wants to truck more than 460,000 gallons of oil daily along our winding coastal Highway 101 and the narrow and over-crowded Route 166, for up to seven years. Tanker trucks are one of the riskiest ways to transport oil: 87 tanker truck crashes have occurred in California in the last 22 years, 14 of which were in Santa Barbara County, leaving 59 people injured, 28 people dead and spilling over 100,000 gallons of oil.
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You can also email the Board of Supervisors today demanding they deny this dangerous proposal. ExxonMobil’s plan will result in more oil spills, air pollution, and increased climate change at a time when we need to pursue clean energy alternatives. Email your comments to [email protected].