While all eyes are on Washington D.C. dark activities are brewing here in SLO County. The January 2018 issues of Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter’s Santa Lucian warns that the operator of the Arroyo Grande Oil Field is seeking permission to remove laws protecting the precious aquifer in that area so that it can legally dump toxic oil drilling waste. If that happens, the doors will open for installation of 450 new oil wells in the oilfield. This flies in the face of current wisdom – clean, green energy is on the way in and dirty oil is on its way out.
On January 17 you will have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and help stop this abomination of a project from happening. The Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County has scheduled a meeting where you can learn about the ballot initiative they are proposing to prohibit fracking and new oil wells, promote renewable energy, and achieve a planned, reasonably timed phase-out of existing oil extraction. At this meeting you can meet the founders of the Coalition and, if the spirit moves you, sign up to volunteer.
WHEN: January 17, 2018 at 6pm – 7pm
WHERE: SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St. , San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
COPROSLOCO is a grassroots coalition of diverse individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting San Luis Obispo County from the dangers of risky oil extraction practices. More information about COPROSLOCO here.