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Measure P puts fracking on the ballot




An oil well frames vineyards in Cat Canyon in Santa Barbara County. Measure P would ban some common practices used in oil fields, which would ultimately destroy the industry in Santa Barbara County, opponents say.
An oil well frames vineyards in Cat Canyon in Santa Barbara County. Measure P would ban some common practices used in oil fields, which would ultimately destroy the industry in Santa Barbara County, opponents say.
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Controversial oil extraction techniques are on the ballot in Santa Barbara County.

Measure P would prohibit so-called high-intensity techniques like fracking and acidizing. KPCC's Molly Peterson says the measure has implications statewide.​

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