Ventura County's controversial Measures A, B related to oil and gas drilling going down to defeat
"No" votes on review proposal for some new oil and gas drilling lead by 53% to 47% margin.
It was one of the hottest things on the ballot in the Tri-Counties, and turned out to be one of the closer races. Now, it appears that Ventura County voters have rejected Measures A and B.
The two measures were efforts to require more environmental review for new oil and gas drilling at existing facilities with old permits.
A and B apparently fell by a 53% to 47% margin. While mail-in ballots have yet to be counted, the no vote leads by around 5,000 votes.
Opponents supported by the oil industry outspent supporters on advertising by about an eight-to-one margin.