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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SUPPORT ELIMINATING OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING, CHAIR FLETCHER ISSUES VIDEO NEWS RELEASE IN RESPONSE TO VOTE

11/16/21

 

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today with a 5-0 vote passed policy #18 authored by Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s for the County to support Congressman Mike Levin’s American Coasts and Oceans Protection Act

Chair Fletcher’s statement is hyperlinked here in this video news release for download by broadcast, print, and online journalists and community leaders to use for their reporting of this item.

Below is a written excerpt of Chair Fletcher’s recorded remarks: 

“It’s time we eliminate offshore oil drilling...As San Diegans, our beaches and bays are special places for our families to visit. They are an economic driver, for job creation and supporting local businesses. Our beaches and bays are central to who we are as a community...Our County over the last couple of years has made more investments in water testing and monitoring to keep San Diego beaches and waterways safe for you and your family.  But the devastation caused by oil spills can take things to a different level of response and clean-up, and it’s time we eliminate offshore oil drilling. We must protect our beaches and bays from the risks associated with offshore drilling, and the action we took today is another step in our commitment to deliver clean, safe, and enjoyable beaches and waterways for you to enjoy.”