Part II

4:30pm PCT August 19th, 2020

Join us for an online discussion as David Ligh, U.S. Western Region Government Relations Manager for ExxonMobil, shares his insight regarding the proposed ExxonMobil Trucking Route. David will be speaking on why approving this project would be a good idea for Santa Barbara County and California as a whole, and why many are joining the group Santa Barbara for Safe and Local Transport in support of the project.

About David

David Ligh

U.S. Western Region Government Relations Manager, ExxonMobil 

David Ligh is the U.S. Western Region Government Relations Manager for ExxonMobil Corporation, based in Sacramento, CA.  David represents ExxonMobil's interest on state and local government and public policy matters in seven western states where the Company has significant production, refining, distribution, marketing and chemical sales operations.

 

For three decades, David has worked on a wide array of public policy issues that impact the oil industry.  Prior to that, he worked as an environmental engineering consultant.  He serves on several boards for organizations advocating on behalf of taxpayers, businesses, and tort reform.

 

David received a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Applied Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and a MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California.  He is married (Diana) and has two children (Brian, 23 and Jennifer, 21).

Why is local energy essential?

Newsom: Energy is Essential

On March 19, following California Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the State Public Health Officer announced that our state’s energy industry constituted ‘essential work.’ We couldn’t agree more.

Petroleum products save lives during COVID-19

Did you know that Petroleum products are used to make the standard N-95 face mask, face shields, ventilators, and testing kits, among other life saving devices? Petroleum production has been key in protecting our citizens, allowing health-care professionals to operate, and stopping the spread of the virus.

Keep the toilet paper coming...

COVID-19 has stopped the world, but petroleum has allowed our supply chain to continue moving and has kept our essential products on the shelves and in our mailboxes.

No energy, no services

Energy powers our essential services. Before the crisis, many of us took our trash service for granted. Now we are thankful that our trash continues to be collected. We are thankful our lights are still on, our internet still works, and our sanitation services continue to operate. These would all be impossible without producing energy and petroleum.

Essential industry means essential workforce

Energy powers our essential services. Before the crisis, many of us took our trash service for granted. Now we are thankful that our trash continues to be collected. We are thankful our lights are still on, our internet still works, and our sanitation services continue to operate. These would all be impossible without producing energy and petroleum.

Foreign energy is unstable

COVID-19 has taught us how much damage can be caused by factors outside our control. California’s dependence on foreign oil is similar – it makes us more vulnerable to price wars, such as the ones started by Russia and Saudi Arabia. Why would we look outside our state for our energy when it creates so much risk?

Building the bridge back to normalcy

Although the pandemic seems to last forever, Californians will eventually go back to work. This return to normalcy will require reliable and affordable energy for our state’s citizens to get back to their jobs, schools, and livelihoods.

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