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June 20, 2021

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Why California is planning to ban fracking

A little more than a week ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that not only would California effectively ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, by 2024,...

Group paying $684 for Measure J legal costs

San Benito Rising, the grassroots group of local residents that led the effort to pass Measure J in 2014, is reimbursing the county the full $684 cost for legal expenses incurred fighting related litigation.

Updated: New Board Chairman Rivas lays out platform

Supervisor Robert Rivas gets to take his turn as county board chairman in 2016.

Group: Oil company drops suit over fracking measure

Citadel Exploration has dropped its lawsuit against the county over the Measure J lawsuit, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

Months after election, billboard displays ad against Measure J

A No on Measure J sign remains displayed on a billboard along San Felipe Road, while state law is supposed to require campaigns to remove the advertisements within 10 days of an election.

San Juan resident: ‘I’m driving more and spending less’

San Jose resident Mikki Fillhouer is driving to Hollister more, and it’s all because of the cheaper gas prices.

County to pay $262K in attorneys’ fees over oil lawsuit

The county agreed to pay the Center for Biological Diversity $262,500 in attorneys' fees—an amount now owed to taxpayers by an oil company that indemnified the local government—as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over the Project Indian oil site, according to court documents.

Officials, measure supporters rally against $1.2B claim

County Supervisors Robert Rivas and Anthony Botelho stood with Measure J supporters Tuesday and vowed to defend the county against Citadel Exploration's $1.2 billion claim.

Updated: Measure supporters ready to protect law, broaden efforts

Measure J supporters believe they can use the momentum from its passage to broaden their green energy efforts such as revisiting encouragement of the “model green city” approach in San Juan Bautista, which they broached with Mission City officials in January.

Election: Measure J passes by wide margin in historic vote

Measure J is headed toward a comfortable victory after one of the most historic, divisive races in the county's modern history.