According to an email received from Brian Baca - head of the Industrial & Commercial permitting section of Ventura County Planning, the VC Planning Commission will hear the case on the appeal of 9 new and 2 reworked wells on May 30.
A group of residents that have formed a group Citizens for Responsible Oil and Gas or CFROG (www.CFROG.org) was one of two parties to appeal the recent planning decision to approve Mirada Oil's plans for new wells in an area above Thomas Aquinas college and bordering national forest land.
CFROG has appealed in order to force the County to conduct an environmental review of the requested modification.
The oil fields in that area contain some of the oldest wells in the state. And is not far from the location of the first comericially viable well that was drilled in 1867.
Mirada oil applied for a minor modication to it's Conditional Use Permit to allow it to drill 9 new wells, and rework 2 existing wells (Click here for full story on Mirada's application and appeal.
The appeal will take place on Thursday, May 30 at 8:30 am at the VC Government Center, on Victoria Avenue in the Board of Supervisors meeting room.