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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 […]

Oil drilling project near Oxnard approved

Oil drilling project near Oxnard approved

I am happy to report that the Ventura County Planning Commission voted 3 to 1 (with one abstention) to approve the conditional use permit filed by Renaissance Petroleum to continue their drilling operations in Ventura County. I must thank those of you who spoke at the meeting, and the many others wrote letters of support […]

Community Appeals Ventura County Planning Commission Preliminary Approval of Oil Field Expansion

Community Appeals Ventura County Planning Commission Preliminary Approval of Oil Field Expansion

Community groups raise environmental justice concerns Ventura—County planners will hear from environmental justice organizations, Food & Water Watch and Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) that have filed an appeal of the preliminary approval to expand the Cabrillo Oil Field without an environmental impact review required by state law. The organizations charge that Ventura […]