I am a morally conservative, socially liberal, economically moderate business owner in the South Bay. Like most business owners, I’m pro-business, and believe in the free-enterprise system. I also am a property owner and resident of Hermosa Beach.
My perspective on oil drilling in Hermosa Beach is strictly from a personal financial standpoint. I don’t want the property value of my home to be reduced with oil company drilling due to an apparent “deal with the devil” made by some Hermosa representative(s) many years ago.
I write this appealing to both political spectrums, liberals and conservatives and anyone in between.
Conservatives, this is not a “tree-hugger” issue, with radical environmentalists trying to prevent “progress.” Our property values will fall.
Liberals, get out and vote No on this “green-threatening,” environmentally unstable, big oil attempt to recoup an old debt. Our property values will fall.
Ever wonder why property values in El Segundo, a beautiful secluded beach community, never come close to those in Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach? Oil.
As an insurance agent, I can assure you that no earthquake policy will cover damage caused by “man-made” seismic events.
And you neighboring communities of Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, get your head out of the sand. The diagonal drilling will affect you as well.
Gregory G. Smith
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