- To view a report which calculates the job losses from reducing oil output, and the offsetting job gains from alternative energy investments that could begin to replace oil use, go here.
- CFROG's Oil Field Maps for Ventura County are HERE. See all the wells in the county and where wells have been fracked.
- The California Department of Conservation is responsible for strengthening and improving the state's oversight of oil and gas production; Geologic Energy Management Division: Cal-GEM home page
- To view areas where oil wells have been drilled and review well records and production levels, log on to the Cal-GEM interactive mapping site.
- Ventura River Watershed Council has an excellent series of watershed maps here.
- Earthworks has an excellent summary of the process and issues related to fracking.
FracFocus is a website managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. This site lists some fracked wells that a few energy companies have voluntarily disclosed. To view wells in the Ventura County area that have been listed, visit the site.
- A map of groundwater basins published by the Ventura County Watershed Protection District. Compare it with Cal-GEM's interactive map of oil wells in Ventura County to identify areas where known petroleum deposits lie under usable aquifers.
Here is the Forest Service's "Forests to Faucets" interactive map, "an education tool to illustrate the link between forests and the provision of surface drinking water—a key watershed-based ecosystem service."
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- To download a report by the University of Southern California Global Energy Network and The Communications Institute, and funded in part by the Western States Petroleum Association, “Powering California: The Monterey Shale and California’s Economic Future,” click here.
- To review supporting materials from a 2013 presentation by Ventura County Staff and the State Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources regarding fracking in Ventura County click here.
- To review a report by the Wheeler Institute for Water Law and Policy, UC Berkeley Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, "Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in California: A Wastewater and Water Quality Perspective," click here.
- The California Water Resources Control Board tracks and publishes environmental data for regulated facilities and cleanup sites.
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