• Taking on the oil industry
• Campaigning for clean air and water
• Advocating for the health and safety of our residents
As residents of the fastest-warming county in the lower 48 states, we are more motivated than ever to help build a sustainable future for our planet. Climate First: Replacing Oil and Gas (CFROG) has built a team of experts to challenge the status quo with facts and commonsense proposals to fight bad projects that hurt our environment and jeopardize our health.
Our success speaks for itself:
- Won unanimous Board of Supervisors vote for a moratorium to stop new cyclic steam oil drilling activities in the Oxnard Plain in order to protect our water.
- Fought to successfully deny an expanded oilfield near a low-income community with a high pollution burden.
- Put oil companies on notice with a long-sought vote by the Board of Supervisors to bring all new projects under modern environmental review.
- Supported the inclusion of a robust climate action plan in Ventura County’s new General Plan.
- Administered a successful community air monitoring program in low-income communities.
Participate in the CalGEM rulemaking process
CFROG believes that public health should always come before oil industry profits. We encourage residents, especially those who live near oil extraction, to express their concerns in the current Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) rulemaking process.
To fulfill its recently strengthened mission to protect public health, safety, and the environment, CalGEM is undertaking a process to update public health and safety protections for communities near oil and gas production operations.
The rulemaking process will involve extensive public input and consider the best available science and data to inform new and strengthened protective requirements.
We urgently recommend you send in your written comments to:
or by postal mail to:
Department of Conservation
801 K Street, MS 24-02
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Public Health near Oil Gas Rulemaking
For more information, go to:
For CFROG's talking points on buffers, steam extraction, groundwater protection, flaring and tanker traffic, please go here.
Home page aerial photo by Jimmy Young.