Today at 8:30 am Los Padres ForestWatch will makes its case to the Planning Commission as to why it should reverse the Planning departments two zoning approvals (done as a sort of "over the counter" approval - no public hearing, no public notice given as part of these approvals) of a total of seven new oil and gas wells in an area near Lake Piru and according to LPFW "both oil fields are nestled in remote, environmentally sensitive areas adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest, the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary between the communities of Fillmore and Piru in Ventura County."
Click here to view the County Planning staff report.
The County received two letters in support of the appeal brought by ForestWatch, one from ForestWatch and one from Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas (CFROG). And the County received one letter against the appeal, asking that the Planning Commission uphold the zoning approvals. This letter is below:
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