The Northern Chumash people live on the magical land that is called San Luis Obispo County. The Chumash are the First Peoples of this land and have thrived as a maritime culture along this coastline enjoying its magnificent beauty. The Chumash are still a vibrant community, practicing their heritage and culture today.
STATEMENT OF CONCERNS AGAINST PG&E SEISMIC OFFSHORE TESTING ALONG THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY COASTLINE
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) is a tribal governing body whose members are from San Luis Obispo County and they have been the living continuum of Chumash Peoples for over 18,000 years. Living along this sacred coastline in San Luis Obispo County, we are Stakeholders. NCTC was formed under the guidelines of Senate Bill 18 as a State Recognized Tribal Government. NCTC corporate office is located at 67 South Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. NCTC is dedicated to the preservation of Chumash Culture and Heritage, meaningful consulting with local governments, consulting with the development community, and changing government policy for better tribal community well-being.
Captain Paul Watson, founder and president, Sea Shepherd Conservation SocietyThe one thing that I have been most proud of in my long career is the fact that after 35 years of interventions to defend marine life we have not caused a single injury to any person nor after some 350 voyages have I had any of my crew seriously injured. I am also proud of the fact that although we have been aggressively intervening against illegal whalers, sealers, dolphin killers, drift netters, trawlers, turtle killers and other ocean life-destroying enterprises, we have always done so within the boundaries of the law.
Enjoy these incredible images taken by retired biology instructor Bill Bouton of a small pod of humpback whales lunge-feeding off the coast of Avila California, Then stand with us to protect those that can’t defend themselves.
The Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) and Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation (CBCN) spoke in opposition to the 100% killing of all mammals, fish and all other living things from Guadalupe to Cambria by the seismic testing proposed by PG&E. The State Lands Commission certified the EIR last Tuesday, and today we presented overriding evidence for the EIR to be rescinded. The permit of the project was on the table today and the Commission voted in favor of killing all life along our coast in about 5 minutes. NCTC is planning to take action, we need everyone’s support. More details to come, please let us know your ideas, and if you will make a Stand with NCTC.
Northern Chumash Tribal Council