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Selecting Ventura

In our meeting today, we decided to focus the case study of our project on Ventura, CA, because of the wide assortment of potential greenhouse gas sources found there. Ventura represents a good mixture of commercial and residential infrastructure along the California coastline in a fairly populated region. While we love our local community of Santa Barbara, we feel it has limited industrial diversity - with dominant residential and service sectors - for what we hope to accomplish in our project. Much original study of this nature has already focused on Santa Barbara because of events like the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the presence of a large research institution like UCSB here, among many grassroots organizations. Ventura does also have a number of interested parties, but we felt it was the best neighboring mix for our study.