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I’m proud and excited to announce a major VICTORY for Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas - CFROG!  Just over a week ago CFROG won in Ventura County Superior Court with a decision that found county permitting procedures for oil and gas projects violate local and state environmental and land use laws – jeopardizing our air and waterRead the details and court decision HERE. 

That court decision HALTS the expansion of an oil and gas project - pending proper air emission analysis, cumulative impacts review and a study of public safety impacts from oil tanker trucks on narrow road/bridge. All things the county failed to do. 

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  • Mi Gente Mi Aire / My People My Air - Oxnard Meeting

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    Ayude mejorar la calidad del aire en su barrio - 

    Help improve your neighborhood air quality - 

    Oxnard Meeting / Reunión 

    Introducing My People, My Air - a program traise awareness about air quality in your community. Join with your neighbors and friends to monitor your community air and help improve air quality where you live. More info HERE. 

    Presentando el programa Mi Gente, Mi Aire y creando conciencia sobre la calidad del aire en la comunidad.

    Miércoles Diciembre 5, 2018, 6:00 pm

    *These are the first round of meetings in your community - the meeting on Wed. Dec. 5 is the same meeting as Sat. Dec. 8 - just two opportunities to attend. 

    WHEN
    December 05, 2018 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Dr. Manuel M. Lopez Community Garden
    111 S A St
    Oxnard, CA 93030
    United States
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  • VC Needs Green & Healthy General Plan - Ojai Valley Issues

    Keep Our Air Clean!

    General plan updates should be watched ! Local Action for Local Impact.

    The Ventura County General Plan Update is underway - this is important - conservation minded, those who want more bike paths, folks concerned about Climate Change - should all be paying attention and participating in this public process. CFROG is mobilizing to make sure oil and gas land use/permitting policies put public health and the environment over oil and gas industry interests. The General Plan sets that policy - with this letter CFROG is hoping to activate the Ojai Valley to get involved - and understand what is at stake. 

    (Letter to the Editor, Kimberly Rivers, CFROG, Exec. Director, Printed Friday, May 19 in the Ojai Valley News)

    OxnardEarthDay.jpgLongtime Ojai Valley residents can probably recall smog days. Just a couple of decades ago air in the valley on those days was so poor that children were kept inside at school to limit exposure to the toxic air. Thankfully, county planners created air emission rules in the Ventura County General Plan (GenPlan). From Casitas Springs to Upper Ojai, projects that exceed limits (5 lbs./day ROC/NOx) are found to create a significant impact, and an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is triggered. That rule has helped to clean our air. But the Ojai Valley is still in “severe non- attainment” for air quality according to state and federal standards. The 5-lb. rule must be maintained, and actual air emissions from all sources across the county must be reduced.

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  • Monthly Donation

    Your sustaining monthly donations help CFROG be ready to act quickly and strategize for future action. Monthly giving helps CFROG plan for the future. 

    THANK YOU for your ongoing support.

     

     

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  • Hi John – Great question! you can join us in putting pressure on VC Environmental Health Dept (VCEHD) to do a full and complete investigation by calling or emailing: William Stratton, Director VCEHD – bill.stratton@ventura.org 805-654-2818



  • I’m listening to the audio book version of Bill McKibbon’s “Oil and Honey” (available at our local library) and am so enjoying it.

  • Environmental Justice in Oxnard

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    GOAL: 1,893 signatures

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    • We support CFROG's & Food and Water Watch's appeal of the Renaissance Petroleum expansion of the Cabrillo Oil Field - without proper assessment related to environmental justice issues and when the whole of the project is not being fully considered as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

    Grant the CFROG & Food and Water Watch Appeal! 

    No Impact Study - No Approval!

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    We never share our list, and we don't send daily notes - more like bi-weekly (although sometimes things can get busy). 

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  • Hi Donette – thanks for your question and sorry for the confusion – NationBuilder (the system we use for database and website management) works with social media, including Facebook – so you can sing up with CFROG (in NationBuilder) through your facebook account .

  • Pattern at County Planning revealed in Quarry Permit

    CFROG's mission is to make sure that oil and gas activities in Ventura County are only allowed when public health and the environment are protected. As part of that effort CFROG often makes comments on oil and gas project applications and land use permit modifications, and if appropriate file legal action.  

    In doing that work we have witnessed a pattern within the Ventura County Planning Department - changes being made to permits without proper impact studies being done as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This body of laws is aimed at protecting the environment, but also ensuring the public has ample opportunity to review and comment on a project. 

    Today - as I write this, the Ventura County Planning Commission is hearing an appeal of a land use permit for a rock quarry on Highway 33, north of the city of Ojai. CFROG has submitted comments regarding a change that occurred in the permit - without impact study - a time change in operating hours for the quarry. Why is that such a big deal? Well, because the route for those trucks takes them right past Nordhoff High School. 

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  • I signed up to volunteer for CFROG (Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas. Join me!

    Volunteer

    Volunteers are the heart of grass roots movements. 
    CFROG needs all different kinds of volunteers - from sitting at our booth at events, to set up at fundraising events and attending hearings. 

    • Mi Gente Mi Aire / My People My Air:  MORE Info here. Sign up to help canvass neighborhoods in Oxnard and/or along Ventura Avenue to spread the word about upcoming community meeting. 
    Become a volunteer

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    Will you donate to CFROG today?


    Prefer to donate offline? -  

    1. Mail a Check payable to CFROG

    Mailed to: CFROG, Post Office Box 114, Ojai, CA 93024
    A receipt will be mailed. 

    1. Over the phone with a credit card -

    Call Kimberly Rivers, CFROG, Executive Director to process your card. 805-727-1393


  • CFROG is proud to be partnering with and supporting the group of neighbors around the area of the Grove/Hall Canyon Oil Spill that occurred on June 23. This blog is provided to this community group by CFROG and we look forward to working with the residents to ensure our local agencies, regulators and elected officials respond in an appropriate way – and work to ensure similar leaks and spills don’t occur. Support CFROG Today! https://cfrog.nationbuilder.com/support_cfrog

    And for information from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife visit: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/ospr/calspillwatch

Hello - I'm executive director of CFROG, and enjoy living life in Ventura County.
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