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Don't be fooled by big oil's big bucks


I worked for Chevron for 32 years in various capacities. I have a degree in geology from Stanford and in law from Santa Clara University. I am voting yes on Measure G. I am deeply disturbed by the many false and misleading claims about Measure G appearing in ads, flyers, and on signs paid for by the oil company-funded opposition to the measure—opposition that resides almost entirely outside of our county. These claims are not true. Measure G would not shut down any existing production. It specifically permits it to continue. Measure G would not prevent routine maintenance. It specifically provides that routine maintenance may continue. And the measure's definition of routine maintenance is very broad. G is not an oil production "shutdown." Measure G will ban fracking (which is a genuine threat to our groundwater supplies) and ban new oil development on private lands in SLO County (which is consistent with county plans for the future and protective of one of California's most beautiful environments). Don't be fooled by the $8 million oil industry campaign to defeat G. Join me in voting yes.

Steven Schneider

Arroyo Grande

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