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Fund Our Appeal to Protect the Air We Breathe

$2,225.00 raised
GOAL: $1,000.00

We Need Your Support Now! 

THANK YOU for your donations to fund our appeal! The fee is fully funded and we filed on August 8.


Help us raise $1000 in Five Days !

UPDATE Aug. 4- WOW! YOU HELPED CFROG RAISE OVER $2,000 in less than 24 hours! That sends a strong message. This will cover our $1,000 appeal fee, and the remaining will be used to continue to target these issues. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

UPDATE Aug 9 - We are happy to announce that over the weekend Los Padres ForestWatch and the Center for Biological Diversity partnered with CFROG and joined us in the appeal. It was filed on Monday August 8th. All donations to CFROG over our 1/3 share of the appeal fee will remain targeted on these issues.  

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CFROG must file an appeal to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors by Monday, August 8th. Donate NOW to support this appeal.

CFROG is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations tax deductible to the full extent the law allows. 

Ventura County has approved the Nesbitt Reactivation project at the top of Koenigstein Road in Upper Ojai. This allows the oil operator to reactivate three wells they agreed to abandon in order to drill nine new wells just down the canyon from the Nesbitt site.


  • Then HERE is a video shot during the July 28, 2016 Planning Commission Hearing where John Brooks, President of CFROG makes the case that staff should have notified the Planning Commission and the public about the applicants plans. CFROG has a transcript from a sworn deposition (penalty of purjury) saying the head of the Commercial and Industrial permitting devision knew about the applicants plans to promise to abandon, but then to apply to reactivate these wells. 

This is exactly why state environmental law (CEQA) prohibits project segmentation - because when projects are allowed to be split up the full environmental impacts are masked. 

This project is located in the Upper Ojai Valley, but the ripple effects from the policies and procedures CFROG is working to change can be felt across the County for all oil and gas projects. 


The appeal fee is $1000.00! Will you help CFROG? 

  • Protect the Upper Ojai Airshed - Tell VC to comply with Ventura County General Plan 5 lb Air Emission Rule for this airshed! 

  • Protect the community and visitors from unsafe oil tanker truck traffic

  • Tell the Ventura County Board of Supervisors you want full environmental review (in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act - CEQA) for expanding oil and gas projects.