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Could wastewater injection trigger destructive earthquakes in Ventura County? California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) is requesting public input.

Carbon California oil company wants to drill 3 new wastewater injection wells in a fault zone in Ventura County.

Tell CalGEM that there needs to be a full review of earthquake risks before approving additional wastewater injection wells in a fault zone!

Comment details below

This project above Ojai would inject 3000 barrels per day of wastewater into a seismic active area near the San Cayetano fault.

The San Cayetano fault may be connected to the large Ventura/Pita Point fault which runs through the city of Ventura.

Please join us and urge CalGEM to consider the possible dangers that could result from wastewater injection into an active fault near a major population center.

Wastewater injection in a fault zone can cause fault lubrication, increasing the likelihood of earthquakes. The proposed wastewater wells would be adjacent to several faults, including the Big Canyon and San Cayetano faults, as well as numerous tear faults. These faults connect to the Ventura Fault, and could generate earthquakes in highly populated areas.



Submit comments through June 10, 2020. ​Comments are welcome in the language with which you are most comfortable. CalGEM will translate comments and include them with all other​ submissions received.

​Email: CalGEMRegulations@conservation.ca.gov​​.

​Online survey:
Go to: surveymonkey.com/r/calgem-publichealth​. Answer two questions to provide your rulemaking input.

Postal mail:
Department of Conservation, 801 K Street, MS 24-02 Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Public Health Near Oil & Gas Rulemaking

CalGEM Public Health Rulemaking Hearing
​​CalGEM is holding a series of online Public Health Rulemaking hearings to get public input as they update public health and safety protections for communities near oil and gas production operations. This is the perfect opportunity to voice concerns about this increased risk of earthquakes.

TODAY: Tuesday, June 2
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Language: English
Register here to receive your call-in details.

If you do not have the ability to register (no internet access), join the meeting by dialing: ​US Toll Free: 1-877-369-5243​

Access Code: 0333038## (press ‘pound’ twice)