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“VOTE NO ON MEASURE O” – MARCH 3RD!
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E&B NATURAL RESOURCES MISLEADING ADS!
Below is an email from the Hermosa Beach City Manager Tom Bakaly to Michael Finch from E&B Oil.
The email was responded to by E&B Oil’s PR company.
Start at the bottom of the email to see the correspondence and the definition of “Temporary” according to the oil company and the Hermosa Beach City Manager.
What do you think?
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E&B NATURAL RESOURCES DELAYED THE VOTE!
Hermosa Beach, California – Stop Hermosa Beach Oil, the citizen’s group working to keep oil drilling out of Hermosa Beach, responds to the postponement of the election on the oil issue from November 4th 2014, to March 3rd 2015. The delay tactics used by E&B Oil Company are clearly designed to wear down residents and disenfranchise voters. In a special Hermosa Beach election, there are as many as 4,000 fewer votes than in a general election.
Oil drilling in Hermosa Beach will affect our whole city, and that’s why it is so important that every voter has a say. Stacey Armato, Chairperson of Stop Hermosa Beach Oil, said “Hermosa Beach residents are disappointed over the election delay.
Over the past year, we’ve heard from thousands of residents. Many of them have been dealing with the oil issue for years and they were looking forward to a vote in November, long promised by the oil company. We’re glad the City Council was able to negotiate the March election date, since the oil company was pushing for June of next year…” “Under the fear of yet another lawsuit from the oil company, the city council was pressured to postpone the election we were all planning on.
Let this be a lesson to everyone, this is what we can expect from the oil company for years to come. We need to vote the oil project down and get our city back,” said Dr. Michael Collins, Doctor of Psychology and Hermosa Beach Resident. Stop Hermosa Beach Oil asks residents opposed to oil drilling to stay motivated. We will continue to organize for the March election with the resolve to keep oil drilling out of Hermosa Beach. Stop Hermosa Beach Oil is a group of Hermosa Beach neighbors and friends concerned about oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. We have formed a political action committee to keep our city from overturning its long-standing ban on oil drilling.
We are united under the banner “Keep Hermosa hermosa,” and our mission is to keep Hermosa clean, green, safe, and beautiful by maintaining the city’s ban on oil drilling originally adopted by the voters in 1932.
59 Different Documented Times That A November 2014 Election Was Mentioned Including the E&B Natural Resources Website!
ALL OF THE INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEERS!
THE FUNDRAISING EVENTS!
PADDEL OUT FOR NO ON O!
THE 17TH STREET MURAL HOUSE!
IN MEMORY OF M. CHARLES FOGG!
The Banner Still Waves
One of the very first meetings of Stop Hermosa Beach Oil -Keep Hermosa Hermosa included a conversation about reaching out to former champions of stopping oil in Hermosa Beach. One of the most recent stewards, and quite possibly the man closest to the action, was M Charles Fogg. Stacey Armato and I took Gavin Rubin to our meeting with MCF, because Gavin had struck up a friendship with Fogg via Facebook. Two peas in a pod, those guys.
We didn’t know at the time of asking for the meeting that Fogg was in the middle of an ongoing battle with cancer. We met at a local restaurant, and Charles showed up fresh pressed, with pressing questions. If you have ever been inside his home, you quickly realize that the fresh air that rides the prevailing winds, is what was helping breathe life into Charle’s lungs. The combination of having previously beaten back an oil drilling threat, and then watching the deal come undone, upset Charles, and he was famous for saying, “those two guys snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.”
“Challenge their false choice. It is not taxes or oil. Challenge their attempts to claim they know more than our elected representatives about the city budgets. Don’t let them insert their claims of oil revenue into city budgets just so they can “rescue” us. Challenge their revenue estimates; this is really a bad deal when examined closely.”
— M. Charles Fogg
Charles was an early donor to Keep Hermosa Hermosa, but his help came with the caveat that he wanted in. Charles wanted to know what we were up to. It must have driven him mad sitting up in that house, not being able to have his boots on the ground. He helped tremendously though…his words, his watchful eye, his ability to keep our feet to the fire.
“e$B consistently pretends drilling doesn’t exist. This is their vulnerability..”
–M. Charles Fogg
As things heated up, the cards got closer to the chest. I used to keep MCF in the loop, either by messages, or a few occasions where I would make an excuse to go straighten up his banner. He loved getting insider information and I know that he finally started to believe me that we might just be able to get victory back from those defeated jaws…He knew about the 1000 banners. He knew about the coming yard signs, voter drives, successful fundraising, and the growing tide of support in this community.
Charle’s wife posted that he died peacefully at the end of January.
I am super bummed that Fogg passed away before the March 03 election. I’m at ease for him, because I know that he is at Peace, but selfishly, selfishly I was really looking forward to walking into his house and saying, “We did it Fogg…We got your victory back.”
2,000 VOTE NO ON O SIGNS!
OVER 1,000 KEEP HERMOSA HERMOSA BANNERS!
Stop Hermosa Beach Oil’s mission is to keep Hermosa clean, green, safe, and beautiful by maintaining the City’s ban on oil drilling originally adopted by the voters in 1932.
Hermosa Beach is a classic California beach town with a rich and colorful history that proudly dubs itself “the best little beach city” in America. In 2011, our 1.3 square mile city formally embarked on a path toward environmental sustainability when we adopted the Green Task Force Sustainability Plan. That bold yet achievable vision for our future stands in stark contrast to our current pressing reality–an oil company proposing to construct 30 oil wells and four injection wells, drilling beneath any land within our City limit and one mile out into the ocean.
Stop Hermosa Beach Oil began as a group of concerned residents, small business owners, professionals, and former council members. What started out as a determination to care for and protect our community, environment and Pacific Ocean, has flourished into a beautiful movement. We are committed to providing our community with plain facts, not spin, to enable the citizens of Hermosa Beach to accurately and fairly judge the environmental, economic, and social impact of the oil company’s proposition. We seek to foster an open and honest dialogue about the near and long-term future of our beautiful beach community.
A few facts: The proposed drill site is located four blocks from the beach on Valley Drive, surrounded by family homes, small businesses, beautiful South Park and our iconic Green Belt. From this site, the oil company seeks to drill, produce, and process up to 8,000 barrels of oil and 2.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. The company plans to directionally drill in all directions under homes and below the sea floor to the one-mile boundary of tideland that the City holds in trust for the benefit of the People of California. The oil company’s proposition is, essentially, to plant an “offshore” oil rig four blocks inland from the beach.
Our website provides well-researched information, citing source documents, which we view as fundamental to helping our community reach a well-informed and educated decision about the prospect of drilling in Hermosa Beach.
It is our belief that the City’s ban on oil drilling, which voters studied and wisely adopted in 1932, 1958, and once again in 1995, and which the California Court of Appeals unanimously upheld in 2001, remains our best assurance to secure the welfare of our community and avoid the grave risks inherent in any oil drilling operation.
Please join us in taking a stand against the short-sighted and flawed plan that proposes oil drilling in “the best little beach city.” We are capable of so much more! Let’s unite around a future that is green, clean, safe, and beautiful—Together, we will Keep Hermosa Hermosa!
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