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Central Coast Voices: Oil and gas drilling threatens land and sea

Broadcast date: 2/1/2018

The plan for new offshore drilling proposed off the California Coast by the Trump Administration -- said to be the largest expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. history— along with local concerns over the threat of expanded oil production and fracking in San Luis Obispo County, has bought worry to many along the Central Coast.  Memories of recent devastating oil spills in Santa Barbara and the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, both of which caused massive environmental disasters, are still fresh in people’s minds, as well as numerous reports of increased earthquake activity in fracking areas.

Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with guests Dr. Charles Varni, San Luis Obispo Surfrider Foundation, Coordinator for STOP Climate Change Campaign; and Co-Chair of Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County, Andrew Christie, Director of the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Doug Timewell, owner, grower, and vintner at Toucan Winery as they discuss the importance of protecting our water and land resources from oil extraction, spills, and other threats.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Kris Kington-Barker is co-host of Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday on KCBX from 1:00—12:00 p.m. Kris has worked in healthcare fields ranging from mental health to hospital administration, and has served as a volunteer and board member for many Central Coast non-profit organizations.