The Oxnard City Council has unanimously voted to oppose the construction of two liquefied natural gas facilities in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Although the city has no authority over construction offshore, its approval would be needed for the onshore pipelines both projects would require.
The projects are proposed by BHP Billiton, an Australian minerals company, and Crystal Energy, a Houston-based investment group. Tankers filled with LNG would dock at each offshore facility, where the chilled liquid would be converted back to gas and pumped ashore into a network of existing pipelines.
The resolution approved Tuesday took the proposals to task for "potential severe negative environmental consequences" as well as significant possible risks to the safety of residents and the soundness of the local economy.