No Environmental Threats⁉️
In a letter to the editor in the Thousand Oaks Acorn, a writer states that since there is "no oil, gas or other natural resource that is endangering our community" or other "environmental threats" in the District 2 supervisorial boundaries, voters should vote for Jeff Gorell.
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This is misleading as well as untrue.
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors is a five-member board that collectively decide matters across the entire county regardless of their respective districts. Whoever is elected to represent District 2 will vote on a variety of issues throughout the county, including such environmental threats that are a result of climate change. Think of impacts to public health from high temperatures, ongoing drought, and increased wildfires.
Also know that according to the California Department of Conservation there are, in fact, active, idle, old, and plugged oil and gas wells in District 2.
Abe says, "High temperatures, drought and wildfire are environmental threats that have public health implications. Just sayin'."