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JUST IN FROM CFROG —
We Need Your Help!
WHEN: TUESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 23 AT 1 p.m.
WHERE: Supervisors meeting in Ventura (800 S. Victoria)
SUPPORT AN EMERGENCY BAN ON NEW TAR SANDS WELLS UNTIL THE SOURCE OF WATER CONTAMINATION IS EXAMINED!
On TUESDAY, Supervisor Steve Bennett will bring back an urgency ordinance for a temporary ban on new wells or re-drilling of existing wells that use steam injection near potable water. It requires four out of the five supervisors to vote YES.
Please contact your supervisors TODAY and let them know you support this action. Ask your friends in other districts to call or email before Tuesday. A fact sheet on the ordinance can be found here.
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Steve Bennett (805) 654-2703
Linda Parks (805) 214-2510
Kelly Long (805) 654-2276
Bob Huber (805) 955-2300
John Zaragoza (805) 654-2613
Per County Counsel:
“The USGS found indications that thermogenic petroleum-related gases are migrating into the potable water aquifers of the Fox Canyon aquifer system in the vicinity of steam injection and wastewater disposal wells. The study suggests that oil production involving steam injection may be causing or contributing to the migration of petroleum-related gases to, and the contamination of, the potable water aquifers. The USGS has indicated that additional study and assessment are needed regarding the issue.”
Please join in this urgent show of concern for our water and our health and safety…the most precious resource of all is at stake.
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