Story by VCInFocus writer Kimberly Rivers: Local watchdog group Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas has filed two complaints with Ventura County Planning alleging two complaints against Santa Paula based, Mirada Petroleum. Click HERE for the full story. *Full story only available to those who subscribe to the Ojai Valley News.
This is an aerial image from Ventura County mapping. It was shot in 2006 and shows a "pad" that was not there in an image from earlier in 2006 (near the center of image). One complaint alleges that Mirada did not have the zoning clearance or grading permit to clear the forest in that location. The well, Nesbitt 5, CFROG claims was supposed to be put on another existing pad with the other "Nesbitt" wells. The County says they are investigating and expect to be able to respond within 30 days. Legal counsel for Mirada dismisses the complaint saying the pad had been there for "a long time."
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As of May 1, 2016, VC InFocus founder/writer Kimberly Rivers was hired as Executive Director for Citizens For Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG). She will continue to post important information, news and OpEd articles here. CFROG works in Ventura County to ensure oil and gas projects are permitted, conducted and regulated in accordance with applicable laws. To support that important work JOIN CFROG HERE.
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