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    California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

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    Drilling on land and then slanted under the ocean to the oil fields.
    Location for drilling in the middle of the city on an old property.
    At 100 per barrel, royalties to the city of 1/2 Billion over estimated 34 years.

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    HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. — This quaint and quirky seaside community south of Los Angeles has had a conflicted relationship with the oil industry for close to a century. It has variously approved oil drilling, banned it, approved it and prohibited it again. During one yes-on-oil stretch, it contracted with an energy company to put 34 wells on a 1.3-acre city maintenance yard a few blocks from a stretch of beach that normally bustles with surfers and swimmers.

    The contract, which could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for the local government, received final approval from the City Council in 1992, but it has been in limbo ever since. A vote to block the drilling would come at an unusual cost: $17.5 million in damages to the energy company, the equivalent of about half the annual general fund budget in this city of almost 20,000 people.
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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

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    Yes- No- Thoughts?
    Drilling on land and then slanted under the ocean to the oil fields.
    Location for drilling in the middle of the city on an old property.
    At 100 per barrel, royalties to the city of 1/2 Billion over estimated 34 years.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/us...T.nav=top-news

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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

    I vote no unless the revenue results in a direct reduction of property taxes.
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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

    New Oil exploration in looney land ?

    Lol...sure.

    If not for California's idiotic Carbon cap and trade iniative the Automotive Company Tesla ( it should be called the Edison, its powered by DC ! ) cou turn a profit.

    A few Oil wells isn't going to fix the unmitigated mess that is California.

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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

    Not a problem. There are still tons of old drill sites there. They are not on the beachfront, and they have been there for years.

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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    New Oil exploration in looney land ?

    Lol...sure.

    If not for California's idiotic Carbon cap and trade iniative the Automotive Company Tesla ( it should be called the Edison, its powered by DC ! ) cou turn a profit.

    A few Oil wells isn't going to fix the unmitigated mess that is California.
    Please expand upon what you call an "unmitigated mess that is California." What mess is that?
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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Please expand upon what you call an "unmitigated mess that is California." What mess is that?
    High taxes, traffic, unilateral party rule, a train to nowhere, special interests, anti-business climate, orwellian laws (on guns for example), and ignorant masses that dont know any better.

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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

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    High taxes, traffic, unilateral party rule, a train to nowhere, special interests, anti-business climate, orwellian laws (on guns for example), and ignorant masses that dont know any better.
    By far the strongest state economy in the nation and an ongoing balanced budget under Jerry Brown. Must not be as bad as you think.
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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    High taxes, traffic, unilateral party rule, a train to nowhere, special interests, anti-business climate, orwellian laws (on guns for example), and ignorant masses that dont know any better.
    And a balanced budget.
    Go figure.
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    Re: California Beach Community Prepares for High-Stakes Vote on Oil Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    By far the strongest state economy in the nation and an ongoing balanced budget under Jerry Brown. Must not be as bad as you think.
    Strongest? You mean largest. Businesses and the tax base have been leaving like its cool for several years.

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