No new tar sands

A recent U.S. Geological Survey report found petroleum-related gases in two Oxnard groundwater wells sited directly over cyclic steam oil recovery operations, and possibly a third. An operator is proposing 79 new tar sands wells near multiple water wells between Oxnard and Camarillo. Currently, the oil operator’s application to the county under an antiquated permit doesn’t even require a review of the potential hazards to our health.

We helped pass a moratorium to stop any new cyclic steam activities in this area.

Environmental justice for Oxnard

With a large mobile home park nearby and eight schools (Oxnard College, three high schools, three elementary schools and one preschool) in the surrounding area, Renaissance Petroleum's project expansion would include three new wells and increased methane flaring.

Approved by the Ventura County Planning Commission, CFROG and Food & Water Watch filed an appeal.

Keep this toxic facility shut down

The Santa Clara Waste Water facility in Santa Paula is in a league of its own locally for its documented dangerous practices. The site of a 2014 explosion caused by the mishandling of chemicals which left several first responders permanently unable to work, it now could reopen under a new name.

Find out why the City of Oxnard is vehemently protesting the proposal to reopen.

No new fracking on public lands

CFROG was dismayed to learn of the Bureau of Land Management's recent proposal to further open public lands to fracking and other oil and gas development. More than 1 million acres of federal land, including areas that the federal government just owns the below-surface mineral rights to, could be leased to oil companies for drilling and fracking.

Ventura County will be impacted. Learn how.

Climate action in General Plan Update

It is critical that Ventura County gets it right in the climate elements of its General Plan Update, now newly released. Working for the health of the planet is CFROG's core mission and we believe the effects of climate change will impact Ventura County profoundly — from the wildfires which have raged out of control to coastal infrastructure now threatened by sea-level rise.

Here's how YOU can take action to advocate for strong climate language in Ventura County's General Plan Update.