On November 4, 2014, San Benito County voters went to the poles to vote on Measure J, the measure designed to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and related gas and oil extraction activities, as well as other "high-intensity petroleum operations," including acid well stimulation and cyclic steam injection. The measure also banned any new gas or oil drilling activity - even conventional, low-intensity activity - in areas the county zoned for residential or rural land use.
With 59% of the vote, supporters approved Measure J in an effort to protect the local environment ...
Recently, the State of Utah has been making eminent domain news as it seeks to condemn property from the federal government. Now, one California County is looking at a less drastic means of gaining some control over federal property.
On April 6, the San Benito County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to reopen 25 miles of previously closed County roads. While deciding to reopen its own roads might normally garner little attention, this decision is interesting because the roads are located within land owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management. The roads were closed in 2008 when the BLM ...
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