Monitor and advocate local, state and federal legislation and regulations bearing on proposed oil industry development and the observance at all times of official safety standards.
Get Oil Out! Inc. was formed in the wake of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969. The shock and horror of that environmental disaster inspired a generation of environmentalists to fight oil pollution and to fight oil addiction. Over the years GOO! has had many successes in fighting to protect California from further oil development and exploitation. However, the fight to curb America’s oil addiction has struggled mightily over the last 41 years. In the wake of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, GOO! has recognized that we can never truly get oil development out of our oceans unless we get over oil addiction in our individual–and collective lives. Over the coming year, GOO! will be focusing our efforts on developing better techniques to help people to deal effectively with their (our) oil addiction. We call this process Petroleum Addiction Rehabilitation Therapy or P.A.R.T. It is GOO!’s intention to be PART of the solution to America’s Oil addiction and we each intend to do our individual PART to help lead the way. Please check back regularly to see the progress we are making in the fight to end our addiction to oil.
The mission of Get Oil Out! (GOO!) is to protect the Santa Barbara Channel and coastline from all environmental, economic and esthetic encroachments by petroleum development. In directing our efforts to fulfill our mission, GOO! will:
Michael T. Lyons
Mr. Lyons’ employment history includes working as a cartographer making maps for various environmental consulting firms and private parties, and in the fields of industrial wastewater treatment, industrial water purification, and groundwater contamination monitoring, sampling, and site remediation. Additionally, Mr. Lyons undertook a journalistic endeavor, initiating and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental Awareness Review (“EAR”), a tabloid newspaper focusing on environmental issues and activities occurring in Santa Barbara County.
As a native to the Santa Barbara region, Mr. Lyons has enjoyed the incredible environment and outdoor activities the area offers including surfing, mountain biking, hiking, diving, fishing and camping. He has also traveled extensively around the world to partake in these endeavors in different settings. However, as Mr. Lyons and many Santa Barbarians will agree, it’s nice to get out of Santa Barbara -- it’s always nicer to come back. In appreciation of these opportunities and experiences, Mr. Lyons strongly desires to give back to the environment, and thus proudly serves as a board member of Get Oil Out!.
Mr. Lyons graduated from San Marcos High School and thereafter attended Santa Barbara City College where he focused on Environmental Studies. Mr. Lyons next attended the UCSB, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Geography (emphasizing hydrology and cartography) and Environmental Studies. He attended the Santa Barbara College of Law and graduated with a Jurist Doctorate Degree. Mr. Lyons now practices law as an associate attorney for the Paladin Law Group in the Santa Barbara area, focusing on civil and environmental law.
Carla Frisk holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies and a Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management, both from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
From 1983-2003, Carla worked for Senator/former Assemblymember Jack O’Connell, serving as Administrative Assistant in his Santa Barbara District Office. In addition to administering Senator O’Connell’s local office, Carla worked primarily on environmental issues, providing expertise and advice to Senator O’Connell on the myriad environmental policy issues that came before the Legislature. She represented Senator O’Connell in the District on a plethora of local environmental issues, including offshore oil, the transportation of toxic materials and waste, the Casmalia toxic waste facility, pesticides, coastal land use issues and open space acquisitions. Ms. Frisk is now a consultant, working in the area of land conservation.
In 1979, she was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as a public member on the California State Board of Landscape Architects, a post she held for six years. In 2004, Ms. Frisk served as County Planning Commissioner for the 3rd Supervisorial District.
In 1999, Carla received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UCSB Environmental Studies Program and in June of 2001, she received the Environmental Defense Center’s first annual Environmental Award for Advocate. Later that year, she was honored by the North County Chapter of the National Organization for Women as part of Women’s Equality Day. She was honored as Senator Jack O’Connell’s 2002 Woman of the Year.
Mr. Lundgren is a partner with the law firm of Allen & Kimbell, LLP, where he focuses on real estate and business transactions, housing and construction. He also serves on the board of directors for The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, whose mission is to conserve and enhance Santa Barbara County‘s natural open land and agricultural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. Mr. Lundgren’s previous community involvements include serving as a director and vice-president of Incubators 2000, a non-profit organization supporting business incubators, through which he was appointed to the Santa Barbara County Economic Development Advisory Committee. He has also affiliated with the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast and the Santa Barbara Contractors Association.
A Santa Barbara resident since 1997, Mr. Lundgren was honored by the Pacific Coast Business Times as a member of its "40 under 40" Class of 2006. He joined the Board of Directors of GOO! in 2008 to support its efforts to end the local and global community’s dependence on fossil fuels and encourage the use and development of more sustainable, alternative fuel technologies.
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Elizabeth worked for ten years representing Santa Barbara County Third District Supervisors Joan Hartmann and Doreen Farr. She has served as Third District Planning Commissioner. As an attorney she worked for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the City of Lompoc, and Santa Barbara County focusing on environmental and land use law. She has also served on the board of the Santa Barbara County Land Trust, the Fund for Santa Barbara, Veggie Rescue, and WE Watch.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Mr. Langer always had a keen attachment to the outdoors and being as close to the ocean as possible. Developing a passion for those environments and activities such as surfing, hiking, fishing, camping and photography, he realized very early in life the importance of actively protecting these areas. Mike quickly moved to the central coast where he began undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing his education in the fields of renewable energy, resource management, and business economics. After four short years and two Bachelor degrees later, Santa Barbara had become home; and a home is worth fighting for.
With great honor, privilege, and a little bit of luck, he found an opportunity to actively help preserve this beautiful coastline and mitigate future oil dependence as a board member of Get Oil Out! Mr. Langer actively participates in local environmental cleanup and awareness events, maintains several memberships in organizations such as the Young Professionals in Energy to continue outside education and industry progression, while always striving to alleviate the addiction to fossil fuels and support sustainable local economies. After a decade of living on the Central Coast, Mike now resides in San Diego as a Risk Adviser for businesses in the Energy and Construction industries, while spending as much time and effort back in Santa Barbara as possible.
Gail, a retired small business owner, has spent most of her adult life as an activist doing collaborative problem solving to attain lasting decisions. She served eight years on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors where she promoted land conservation and agricultural preservation, brought government to the people, and initiated a Countywide process to solve our long-term solid waste issues. Additionally, she was co-founder of the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance and the Women’s Literary Festival.
Donna is a California native, and has lived in Santa Barbara County for most of her life. An always aspiring activist and passionate environmentalist, Donna understands the value of collective action, and the value of a good set of financial statements. She received a Bachelor of Science degree at UC Davis (Food Science/Enology), and studied Accounting at UC Santa Barbara. Passing the CPA exam, she used her new-found skills as Chief Financial Officer of the wine importing company she and her husband founded. It is Donna’s great pleasure to support the community, and work toward a better future through Non-profit Board participation and involvement. Donna’s past NP Board memberships include Santa Ynez Valley Alliance, Solvang Theaterfest, and The Fund for Santa Barbara.