First CFROG Fundraiser a Rousing Success

CFROG held its first fundraiser and it was a great success.

We can now take another step in the direction of a new era of evaluating , regulating and monitoring oil and gas development in Ventura County. A special guest was VC Supervisor Steve Bennett who challenged us to document our concerns about unreported spills and other oil field violations and bring them to him. Please join us at CFROG.org and donate if you can.

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Rabobank: No money for fracking

by Nillma Choudhury

Unless it can be proven that fracking does not harm the environment, the Netherlands' largest bank will not finance any projects, including those in the already established and reputedly thriving U.S. market.

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Unless it can be proven that fracking does not harm the environment, the Netherlands’ largest bank will not finance any projects, including those in the already established and reputedly thriving US market. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/rabobank-no-money-for-fracking/#sthash.JcKV1Kte.dpuf
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New Mexico County First In The Nation To Ban Fracking

High Country News

The tiny town of Pavillion, Wyo., sits in the middle of the state's gas patch, and in the midst of the heated national debate over the risks hydraulic fracturing poses to water quality. Residents complained about well water turning brown after drillers fracked nearby gas wells. In 2011, the EPA released a draft report linking the area's groundwater pollution to fracking ("Feds link water contamination to fracking for the first time," HCN, 12/9/11). The findings helped encourage local governments nationwide to try to gain more control over oil and gas development.

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Ojai Residents Raise Objections to New Oil Wells

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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