We need to raise $3000 in one week to take the fight for
Environmental Justice in Oxnard to our local elected officials!
Last Thursday the majority of Ventura County Planning Commissioners put their concerns about impacts to the local oil and gas industry ahead of public health. The Commission voted to approve the project in Oxnard as presented rather than send back to planning staff for a cumulative health impact review so the risks to residents of the local disadvantaged community can be assessed.
The a cumulative impact study has NEVER been conducted for the expansion of the Cabrillo Oil Field!
First wells were drilled in 1986, no cumulative impact study.
CFROG is your local watchdog, monitoring these permit applications and enforcing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). There is no agency tasked with enforcing this vital set of laws. It is only enforced through project appeals and legal action when needed. CFROG will appeal this decision and it will be heard by the Board of Supervisors. But we need your support.
A donation of any amount will have a major impact. And when you share your personal fundraising goal with your friends - you help CFROG even more.
We have set a goal of $3000 to raise this week - with your help we can fund the appeal and other costs for our outreach and ongoing work.
Photo: What are the potential risks of pipelines crossing agricultural fields? This has not been assessed for the Cabrillo Oil Field. This photo was taken at the Cabrillo Oil Field the signs are for the pipelines that connect the Naumann and Rosenmund drill sites. This photo was shown by CFROG at the hearing and when asked about it the operator said it was not at any of their sites - that is not accurate. If you look closely at the signs they read "Renaissance Petroleum" as the responsible party for the pipelines which go under the roads and cross prime farmland. This was taken during the 2016-17 winter rains.