My name is Bruce Gibson, and I am a fourth-generation resident of rural Arroyo Grande. Certainly the last three years have brought a lot of changes and a lot of unanswered questions to the people of the Arroyo Grande area about oil drilling.
The residents of Huasna Valley have had to donate a lot of money and a lot of time in order to help protect themselves against another exploitation similar to what was done in the 1980s. We have also brought to the attention of San Luis Obispo County the last operator in Huasna, who was initially a partner in Excelaron three years ago, and who left the site without plugging wells, removing equipment, or remediating contaminated soils.
It has also been shown that the facts and figures presented to us have not been accurate. Furthermore, the Excelaron representatives have not been forthright with the people in the Huasna Valley, nor the outlying communities, about their intent!
This having been said, I would respectfully ask our Planning Department and our Board of Supervisors to please protect our right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and have no noise pollution, which are all Class I impacts according to the DEIR!