Dishonesty by No on Measures A & B

Measures A and B would reject a non-coastal and coastal zoning law, approved by the Board of Supervisors, that requires environmental review of antiquated permits for new oil and gas wells and drilling deeper wells. Such a review process is already required for all other wells.

Number of lies told by or on behalf of No on Measures A & B so far:

 

 
A mailer mailed to Democrats, paid for by Aera Energy and Chevron, claims that "Measures A & B are an energy shutdown".
 
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This is a lie.
 

 

A letter to the editor in the Ventura County Star accuses the proponents of Measures A and B of using scare tactics regarding "our water, our environment, and the local petroleum industry."

 
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This is untrue.

 
In a letter to the editor in the Ventura County Star, a writer claims that Measures A and B "are really nothing more than NIMBY rules."
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This is a mischaracterization.

 
On May 18, 2022, the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) emailed their June 7th Election Guide, which repeats the "No on Measures A & B" talking points. Scroll down the page to read it.
 
These talking points have been debunked.
 
Interestingly, in scrolling down the page to it, one sees that the VCTA thanks their event sponsors, which include AERA, "No on A & B", and WSPA, Western States Petroleum Association.
 
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A mailer paid for by Aera Energy and Chevron claims, "The Measures A & B shutdown would reduce school funding in Ventura County".
 
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 This is not true.
 

 
A Western States Petroleum Association spokesperson for Stop Measures A & B claims that an opinion urging a yes vote is part of a "deceptive campaign to shut down local oil production under the guise of environmental protection."
 
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This is untrue.
 

 

In a letter to the editor to the Ventura County Star, a writer claims that the County Board of Supervisors are not only "coming after her job", but also 2,000 others.

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This is a falsehood.

 
Aera Energy (ExxonMobil and Shell) and Chevron cite "U.S. Energy Information Administration Data" as the source of their false claims that since California already imports about 75% of the oil we use, Measures A and B would force the import of even more expensive foreign oil.
 
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That's not what the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.
 

 

Aera Energy (owned by ExxonMobil and Shell) and Chevron want voters to believe that Measures A and B will somehow lead to higher energy prices.
 
 
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This is untrue.


 
In a mailer sent to Democratic voters, John Harris, "Earth Scientist", professes that Measures A & B will give "politicians new power to ignore scientists and override the regulators who keep energy production safe."
 
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This is deceiving.

 
A mailer, paid for by Aera Energy (owned by Shell and ExxonMobil) and Chevron, claims that "Measures A & B would force California to import more foreign oil".
 
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A mailer, paid for by Aera Energy and Chevron, states that "politicians behind Measures A& B want to give themselves new power to implement their goal of shutting down our County's local oil and gas production."

 
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This statement is an exaggeration.

 
 
A website, Stop Measures A and B, purports that the Ventura County "Board of Supervisors is pushing Measures A & B to give themselves new powers to override state and federal regulations." 

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This claim is false. 

 
 
A website paid for by AERA Energy claims that "Measures A and B on the Ventura County June ballot would give the Board of Supervisors unprecedented and virtually unlimited power to arbitrarily force the shutdown of existing oil and gas production in our county."
 

 
 
In a letter to the editor to the Star, a writer claims that if Measures A and B pass in the June election, they will shut down oil and gas production in Ventura County.
 
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This is not true.