Environmental Groups gathered at the Courthouse steps today to announce the initiation of litigation to preserve the Naples property on the Gaviota Coast. The Naples Coalition, Environmental Defense Center and Surfrider filed a lawsuit against the County of Santa Barbara Thursday, challenging the County’s approval of the SB Ranch Project on Oct 21, 2008.
Inspiring Film Festival Comes to Santa Barbara: Join the EDC at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film FestivalNovember 07, 2008
The largest environmental film festival in North America is coming to Santa Barbara. Join the Environmental Defense Center when they host the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour at Campbell Hall, UCSB on November 14, 2008.
On October 31st, ten days after the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a 71 unit residential development project at Naples, the Coastal Commission rejected the County’s Notice of Final Local Action on the Project …
Environmental Groups Celebrate Decision that will Phase Out Oil Development and Protect Lands in Santa Barbara CountyOctober 07, 2008
The Environmental Defense Center, Get Oil Out and Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara celebrated the 4-1 vote of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisorsto approve a project that will phase out existing oil and gas development offshore Santa Barbara County.
New Volunteer Community Group Seeks “Common Ground” for the Future of Santa Barbara County AgricultureSeptember 22, 2008
The Santa Barbara County Ag Futures Alliance (SBAFA) introduced a new approach to addressing the many complex issues surrounding the use of land and natural resources in Santa Barbara County.
Last night the Santa Barbara City Council voted to support the federal moratorium on offshore oil leasing. On a 5-1 vote, with the seventh member…
Four major local environmental groups (EDC, CEC, GOO! and SBCAN), together representing more than 120 years of activism to protect the quality of Santa Barbara County’s environment, joined together today to express their opposition to a proposed letter from Santa Barbara County to Governor Schwarzenegger, favoring increased oil exploration and extraction offshore California.
State Appeals Court Affirms Trial Court Ruling: State Pesticide Agency Failed to Adequately Protect Public and Farmworkers from Dangerous PesticideJuly 16, 2008
Environmental and Farmworker Advocacy Groups Prevail in their Challenge to DPR’s Methyl Bromide Regulations
The Environmental Defense Center, a non-profit environmental law firm, would like to invite you to celebrate and help support our 15th Annual Benefit and Environmental Hero Awards being held at the Historic Stow House in Goleta, amidst lush surroundings.
Environmental Groups Announce Landmark Agreement to Limit Oil Development and Protect Lands in SB CountyApril 10, 2008
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC), Get Oil Out! (GOO), and Citizens Planning Assoc. of SB (CPA) announced today that they have signed an historic and unprecedented agreement that will allow for development by Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) of the Tranquillon Ridge Oil and Gas Field off Lompoc, while curtailing the life of existing oil and gas operations offshore Lompoc and the Gaviota Coast.