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Ventura County's controversial Measures A, B related to oil and gas drilling going down to defeat

Element Five Digital
Ventura County voters have apparently rejected two ballot measures which would add new environmental reviews to oil and gas drilling projects using old county permits.

"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.