Oil and gas producers in Ventura County employ thousands of people and contribute tens of millions in tax dollars that support critical County services like healthcare, public safety and education.
The oil and gas industry employs one of the most diverse workforces in Ventura County – single moms, second chancers, veterans, union members and immigrants – who set an example by producing the safe, affordable and reliable energy supply we need.
If we don’t produce oil locally, we are forced to import more from foreign countries which impacts the reliability and affordability of our energy supply. This means higher costs for gasoline.
More than two dozen federal, state and local agencies oversee the planning, permitting and operation of all oil and gas projects in Ventura County. This means local oil and gas workers produce the energy we need in a way that safeguards public health, safety and the environment.
What we don’t produce locally, we are forced to import from foreign countries with limited protections for workers and the environment. It is the sound environmental and economic choice to support responsible local production working in tandem with other forms of energy like renewables.
We are still in the middle of a global pandemic which is causing economic uncertainty for Ventura County. Every tax dollar is precious and should be spent on economic recovery.
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has violated long standing property rights which expose County and taxpayers to lawsuits that could cost millions of dollars. Ventura County is already facing multiple lawsuits over their updated General Plan. Royalty owners may have no choice but to sue the county.