March 21, 2013
By Kimberly Rivers
A group of about 15 Ojai Valley residents voiced their objections to 11 new oil wells being constructed in an area behind Thomas Aquinas College at the Ventura County Planning Division’s public hearing Thursday morning.
The purpose of the hearing was to address a proposed “minor modification” to a conditional use permit (C.U.P.) originally approved in 1985 for oil and gas operations. According to the application, Mirada Petroleum plans to drill nine new wells and rework two existing wells, all on existing well pads, and using existing infrastructure.
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