Today’s Top Story:
According to the Bakersfield Californian’s Lois Henry, another Kern County water district will begin taking oilfield produced water to irrigate crops. The North Kern Water Storage District will begin accepting about 32 acre feet a day of produced water from California Resources Corp.’s Kern Front Field into its Lerdo Canal as early as this week. (Bakersfield Californian)
Residents pack Pismo Beach council meeting to oppose Phillips 66 rail project
San Louis Obispo
People lined the walls of the Pismo Beach City Council chambers Tuesday night in advance of a presentation about a proposed Phillips 66 Co. rail project that would bring up to 250 trains carrying crude oil through the county each year.
LOIS HENRY: More oilfield water to irrigate Kern crops
Another local agricultural water district will begin taking oilfield produced water to irrigate crops perhaps starting as early as this week (if all goes as planned).
35k Pledge to Stop Buying Produce From Popular CA Produce Companies After Report Finds Companies Likely Using Fracking Wastewater
More than 35,600 people, members of the California-based Courage Campaign, have pledged to stop buying produce from popular California produce companies – including Sunview, Halos Mandarins, Trinchero, and Bee Sweet Citrus – after a Mother Jones article revealed that they may be growing their fruit using oil industry wastewater, laced with toxic compounds.
Analysis: 1 Million California Students Attend School in 1-Mile Impact Zone for Derailing Oil Trains
Center for Biological Diversity
More than 1 million California children attend school within a one-mile evacuation zone of railroads used by oil trains, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity. Oil trains have experienced a dramatic increase in explosions and derailments across the country in recent years.
Texas regulator says oil and gas companies not causing earthquakes
The regulatory agency overseeing Texas’ oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn’t caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.
SMU researchers fail to appear at earthquake hearing
Earthquakes in North Texas: Who — or what — is at fault?
Oil & Gas Industry Looks To New Tech To Guard Workers Against Silica
Sand is a key ingredient in hydraulic fracturing, but breathing in too much of it can lead to silicosis, an incurable but entirely preventable disease caused by sand particles or respirable crystalline silica.