The County ordinance that adopted the CAP (Community Advisory Panel) also included a provision requiring the County to do a health survey of the area surrounding the oil field. Our CCNA president Khin Khin Gyi was a member of the subcommittee that worked with the County’s Public Health department on developing the survey.
The survey has finally been completed, and will be the principal agenda item for the July 26 CAP meeting.
The fracking workshop to be held on Tuesday June 12, 2012 is drawing a lot of attention to the issue. Here is a flyer urging your attendance.
Speak out Now against Fracking or forever hold your breath!
Here are some questions that should be asked at the Fracking Workshop to be held on June 12, 2012 at Culver City City Hall. These questions were compiled by John Kuechle, and highlight all the open-ended issues regarding this challenging subject.
From The City of Culver City:
This is a courtesy notification that the California State Department of Conservation will host a workshop to discuss the practice of hydraulic fracturing for production stimulation, commonly called fracking, in the Culver City City Council Chambers (9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232) from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. This workshop is one of several being conducted as part of a comprehensive information-gathering process aimed at the development of regulations governing hydraulic fracturing.
The workshop will begin with an overview of oil and gas production in California, including discussion of California’s geologic formations where oil and natural gas are found. Existing well construction requirements and what those regulations protect against will follow. The overview presentation will also focus on technical, non-policy aspects of hydraulic fracturing. Following this overview, the Department will welcome public comment.
These workshops are intended as an information gathering exercise to advise the Department about specific public concerns regulations could address.
More information can be found at:
Save the Date: Tuesday June 12, 2012, City Hall, Culver City
The State of California, Department of Conservation, of which the Division of Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) is a branch, will be conducting a listening tour in seven cities throughout the state. They are being “conducted as part of a comprehensive information gathering process aimed at the development of regulations governing hydraulic fracturing.” One of these will be in Culver City on June 12th, 2012, at City Hall.
Each workshop will begin with an overview of oil and gas production in California, including discussion of California’s geologic formations where oil and natural gas are found. Following this overview, the Department will welcome public comment. These workshops are intended as an information gathering exercise to advise the Department about specific public concerns regulations could address. More at Hydraulic Fracturing Workshops
Given that the listening tour may be only two hours, and that if its style replicates the recent CAP meeting on fracking, a good portion of the time will NOT be spent on listening to our concerns. To help prepare eceryone to maximize time for public input at the June 12th, 2012 event, Dr. Suzanne De Benedittis will be hosting a preparatory educational event. Contact her at MakeCCsafe@gmail.com for more information.
Part of the PXP Oil CSD is a provision to improve the landscaping of the oil fields. The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning recently requested comments on the landscaping plan. The CCNA (of course) sent in some comments, which are in the pdf below.
6-8 Landscape Plan Letter
The County Board of Supervisors has set its agenda for the upcoming meeting next Tuesday, October 21, 2008. We are item #58. This is the meeting at which they will consider (and most likely ratify as-is unless we show up en masse) the currently flawed CSD.
Hearing on amendment to the County Code, Title 22 – Planning and Zoning, to establish the Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (CSD) to establish new development standards and operating procedures for oil and gas production operations in the unincorporated portion of the Inglewood Oil Field (2); and find that the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has been completed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and reflects the independent judgment of the Board as to the environmental consequences of the proposed CSD, that the mitigation measures identified in the FEIR are the only feasible mitigation measures and find that the remaining, unavoidable environmental effects associated with potential future oil production operations at the Inglewood Oil Field have been reduced to an acceptable level and are outweighed by specific health and safety, economic, social and environmental benefits of the CSD as stated in the Environmental Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations, and approve and adopt the Environmental Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations. (Regional Planning) (08-2219)
There is also a supporting document (200+ pages) that goes with this agenda item.