2008 Press Releases

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Naples Development Project

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.

Local Environmental Groups Oppose Santa Barbara County Offshore Drilling Proposal

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.

EDC’s 15th Annual Benefit Auction & Environmental Hero Awards

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 County

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.

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