Image by Jason McCormick shows borderline between San Benito and Santa Clara counties ā€” two of the legal battlegrounds among officials, oilmen and environmentalists.

Citadel plans to reroute litigation over San Benito County oil

CEO says Citadel has no plan to end legal pursuit supporting local interest

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Agriculture

Citadel drops Measure J lawsuit against county

Oil company had filed a $1.2 billion claim against the county before pursuing litigation

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: San Benito Rising talks 2016 elections

San Benito Rising looks toward the 2016 elections and supporting community-responsive public servants

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Business / Economy

Oil companies, county officials shed light on constitutional concerns of Measure J

County receives letter from California Resources Corp., sounding alarm over applicability of regulation as result of Measure J.

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Agriculture

COMMENTARY: Measure Jā€™s approval by vast majority of residents served notice to local politicians

Local politicians failed their constituents one more time on important issues

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Business / Economy

Anti-fracking advocates face questions concerning oil well maintenance

Citadel Exploration CEO breaks silence in statement to BenitoLink, while government officials and local activists continue fight against oil companies.

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Agriculture

L.A. Times profiles San Benito County’s fracking debate

Newspaper calls the fight over Measure J "a bare-knuckle campaign"

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Government / Politics

Klauer poised to address District 3 needs

Karson Klauer prepares to take office as a city council representative for Hollister's District 3.

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Government / Politics

Anti-fracking Measure J wins by double digits

Contentious campaign culminates with convincing victory, despite relative lack of funding

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Measure J Campaigns — Grassroots vs. Astroturf

Comparision of San Benito's Campaigns For and Against Measure J

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D’oh! Homer Simpson talks fracking on this week’s “The Simpsons”

Long-running cartoon takes a humorous look at issue that's a hot topic locally

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Agriculture

COMMENTARY: A Welcome Change at the Free Lance

Free Lance stands up to Big Oil's lies

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Agriculture

COMMENTARY: “Dear Governor Brown: Don’t Frack San Benito”

Lacking Big Money, Measure J Gets Help from Non-Profits

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: Who Ya’ Gonna Trust?

Big money doesn't equate to good choices. Local interests are best served by those who live in and love San Benito County, not by big oil.

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Agriculture

COMMENTARY: Look behind the scenes of Measure J opposition

Claims of local effort not so local after all