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Updated: September 9, 2021 – Voices Needed to Stop Oil and Gas Lease Extension in Fillmore

Two weeks ago, our voices were heard.🗣 

Residents, climate warriors, ranchers, environmentalists, and students all spoke against Carbon California’s application to drill and re-drill oil wells near the Sespe Condor Sanctuary north of Fillmore.

Carbon California, a semi-private company operating a large inventory of idle wells in the county, is asking for a 20-year extension on their lease to operate and re-drill within two sites (Basenberg Lease) north of the City of Fillmore – resulting in three active oil pumping wells and a larger industrial staging site. 

Because so many flaws were noted and questions unanswered, the Ventura County Planning Director will continued the hearing on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM – and we need you to join the strong consensus of concern ‼️

  • Is fracking in the Sespe Oilfield on the horizon? 🏗 Carbon California’s permit application includes language about possible future hydraulic fracturing and acid well stimulation.
  • Will Ventura County ignore the oil industry’s own recommendation and allow fracking in the Sespe? 🏞 A DOGGR* Environmental Impact Report states that fracking should be prohibited in this area.
  • Nearly a million gallons of water for fracking? 💧 As we conserve and the drought gets worse, do we want our water to be used for hydraulic fracking?

How to Join:

Date & Time: Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 10 am

Location: Virtual

Zoom Link: https://ventura-org-rma.zoom.us/j/85026087400 

Meeting ID: 850 2608 7400

Password: 896866

Phone ln: +1 669 900 9128

With the Ventura County General Plan’s goal to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 41 percent below 2015 levels by 2040 and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) statement, “This is CODE RED for humanity,” support for further oil and gas production must end NOW. Action to protect our planet is needed more than ever.

Read CFROG’s most recent public comment on the risks this extension approval poses to Ventura County’s wildlife, economy, and people. Lee el comentario público más reciente de CFROG. Review the previous comment here.

Can’t make it to the meeting? Submit comments to the case manager at justin.bertoline@ventura.org or (805)654-2466.

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