Surfrider: Santa Barbara Exxon Trucking Oil Plan Denied in Court

GOOD NEWS – On Sept 27, 2023, United States District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled in favor of the County of Santa Barbara and Environmental Non-profits, affirming the County Board of Supervisor’s denial of Exxon Mobil Corporation’s oil trucking plan. Surfrider Foundation, along with a strong coalition of environmental and community groups, challenged the proposal and successfully advocated for the County Board of Supervisors to deny the trucking plan. “ExxonMobil’s plan to restart its offshore platforms and truck millions of gallons per week through Santa Barbara County is reckless, dangerous, and totally unwelcome by this community,” said Linda Krop, chief counsel of the Environmental Defense Center, which represents Surfrider. “Recent oil tanker truck accidents and offshore oil spills show just how dangerous this plan is. Read ON.