We cut off Russian oil and Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors does this. ExxonMobil’s request to set up interim trucking routes to transport oil — a crucial step toward allowing three dormant 1980s-era drilling platforms to resume production — was rejected by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on a 3-2 vote.
So you see that California has the nations highest gas prices, and Santa Barbara won’t allow Exxon to get the oil out. This stops them from doing what Joe said was needed. Ramp up oil production. Oh wait he meant from Venezuela or Iran.
The Pipeline ruptured in 2015 and until repairs can be made Exxon ran through all the roadblocks put in front of them and secured all the needed permits. Still they were denied.
“We disagree with the decision, which disregards our employees, contractors and countless others working in California’s oil and gas industry who depend on these jobs to support their families,” ExxonMobil said in a statement. “ExxonMobil has met all of the requirements for issuance of the permit, which has gone through extensive environmental review and public comment.”40