Culver City considers Proposal for 30 New Oil Wells And Fracking.
Environmentalists and locals are protesting a proposal by Culver City to expand their portion of the Inglewood Oil Field by 30 new oil wells. Even more controversially, the proposed regulations would also allow for fracking and other forms of dangerous well stimulation.
This comes at a time when we should be lessening our dependence on dirty oil, and on the heels of a new report from the South Bay Air Quality Management District that revealed that oil companies have used more than 98 million pounds of chemicals known to cause serious health effects in humans in Los Angeles County between June 2013 and February 2017. We should be putting an end to fracking and neighborhood drilling as recommended by state scientists, not enabling it to expand.
In November, Culver City Council voted to extend the public comment period for the drilling proposal's Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to March 14th. You can find more information here.
In March, we asked folks in and around Culver City to submit comments in response to the Culver City drilling proposal's Draft EIR and to urge city officials to protect public health by rejecting this new proposal and by putting an end to dangerous drilling in Culver City.