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Oil in Everyday Life, Community Aug 19, 2019

What others are saying: “Kern County’s way of life is under attack”

Shannon Grove is a Kern County native who represents California’s 16th Senate District. She serves as the State Legislature’s Senate Republican Leader.

Responsible oil and gas companies like Aera work hard to safely provide the energy millions of Californians need every day.

But our industry faces a daily barrage of misinformation and bias aimed at ending the state’s oil production.

Fortunately, key California legislators like State Sen. Shannon Grove are willing to voice their support for the industry.

In an Aug. 11 Community Voices column in The Bakersfield Californian, entitled “Our way of life is under attack,” Grove highlights the many benefits local oil and gas production provides. She also denounces the spread of misinformation and unfair standards regarding the petroleum industry.

 “The oil way of life is critical to the Central Valley’s economic prosperity, community development and stability of our families,” writes Grove. “Californians need the oil industry. The oil industry needs California to step up and support our way of life, not attack it.”

Read Grove’s full column here.

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