Ventura County approved new oil facility without health impact study.
June 2017: CFROG and Food & Water Watch have filed an appeal of the approval and are waiting for a hearing date to be set before the Ventura County Planning Commission.
June 8, 2017 - Superintendent of Ocean View School District in Oxnard submits letter to Ventura County Planning Department regarding concerns with the project. HERE is the letter.
June 26, we have nearly 800 signatures on our hard copy petition in support of the appeal. These signatures are being gathered in the Oxnard community immediately around the project site. Sign our online petition now.
Summary: Se Habla Espanol - In March 2017 the Ventura County Planning Director approved four new oil and gas wells and a processing facility for the Cabrillo Oil Field in Oxnard without studying the potential health impacts to nearby residents. The people are already overburdened with pollution for heavy agriculture activities, and traffic. The project allows additional trucks every day and removes all time restrictions for trucks.
Oxnard is not a sacrifice zone!
Ventura County did not consider any Environmental Justice issues in the processing of this project application.
Quick Facts -
- Four new oil and gas wells have been approved without full study of potential impacts to public health, air, water and soil.
- Community already burdened with chemicals, pesticides and air pollution.
- New oil field “hub” to separate oil, water & gas for 20 wells in Cabrillo Field (another 15 had previously been approved by the county but the timeframe in which to drill has passed - the operator may reapply for those wells) – All those trucks are NOT being considered in this project review.
- Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG) and Food & Water Watch (FWW) are fighting the approval of this project because without a full study - public health, air, water and soil are put at risk.