Today’s Top Story:
This afternoon, the California State Assembly Committee on Natural Resources will be hearing bills on groundwater monitoring for oil and gas (AB 356) and emissions from well stimulation treatments (AB 1501). Listen live here.
South LA residents march to protest neighborhood oil drilling
Intersections South L.A.
South L.A. residents protested against oil company Freeport McMoRan yesterday by marching through Jefferson Boulevard in their fight against disruptive – and potentially hazardous – drilling operations.
Capps Introduces Bill to Halt Offshore Fracking
Santa Barbara Independent
Two days after Earth Day, Representative Lois Capps spoke to reporters about her latest legislation that would temporarily halt offshore fracking pending further environmental review.
West Adams Neighbors Turn Out to Protest Activities at Drill Site; Studies of Environmental Impact of Unconventional Drilling Techniques Still Underway
Spring is the season for oiling, it seems. Over the last month, I’ve been opening my email every morning to see anywhere between 10 and 20 notices from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) advising me that wells across the county will be drilled, reworked, subjected to routine maintenance, or completed at some point within 24 hours to 10 days.
Watchdog or lapdog of Big Oil?
San Francisco Chronicle
Jerry Brown perhaps should put his DOGGR to sleep. Not his family dog, Sutter, but DOGGR — the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources — the 100-year-old agency that’s been handing out permits for drilling in the Central Valley without records, oversight or enforcement of 21st century environmental laws.