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Ventura County Supervisors to Consider Eliminating Public’s Right to Challenge Oil Drilling Projects

Ventura County Supervisors to Consider Eliminating Public’s Right to Challenge Oil Drilling Projects

    Ventura, Calif. – On Tuesday, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will consider eliminating the public’s right to participate in the approval process for oil drilling and other development projects throughout the county. If approved, the move would allow the county’s Planning Division to rubber-stamp oil drilling projects without public oversight, and would […]

Ventura County Put Water Supply at Risk of Oilfield Contamination

Ventura County Put Water Supply at Risk of Oilfield Contamination

SANTA PAULA, Calif.― Three conservation organizations filed a formal complaint today against the Ventura County Planning Division for failing to enforce its own requirement to safeguard municipal water supplies and downstream communities from oilfield failures during floods. The Ventura County Planning Division failed to issue a required shut-down order for the Santa Paula Canyon oilfield following flash flood […]