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Ventura County Put Water Supply at Risk of Oilfield Contamination

Ventura County Put Water Supply at Risk of Oilfield Contamination

SANTA PAULA, Calif.― Three conservation organizations filed a formal complaint today against the Ventura County Planning Division for failing to enforce its own requirement to safeguard municipal water supplies and downstream communities from oilfield failures during floods. The Ventura County Planning Division failed to issue a required shut-down order for the Santa Paula Canyon oilfield following flash flood […]

‘Chinatown’ All Over Again: Lennar kingpin of the Newhall Ranch Development

‘Chinatown’ All Over Again: Lennar kingpin of the Newhall Ranch Development

. . by Richard Eber On May 9, 2017 what appeared to be a routine business transaction was listed in financial publications.   Five Point Holdings, a subsidiary of home builder Lennar Corp, was conducting a stock offering 21 million shares that were priced at $14.00 each.  The listing described those associated with this transaction as: “Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, […]

CA high court rejects bid to expand CEQA’s scope

CA high court rejects bid to expand CEQA’s scope

By Chris Reed . The California Supreme Court has rejected a bold bid by San Francisco regulators to sharply increase the scope of the California Environmental Quality Act, the landmark 1970 law that has helped shape the Golden State’s housing patterns and economy for decades. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District argued that it’s not […]

Lawsuit Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in Santa Paula Canyon

Lawsuit Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in Santa Paula Canyon