DOGGR Meeting in Santa Maria today 07.15.14. I have attached some talking points and information at the bottom for those wanting to attend and speak or send emails. email address of the Chair of the Board. Mr Lavagnino.
5th District: Steve Lavagnino, Chair
|Santa Maria:||(805) 346-8400|
What: Fracking hearing in Santa Maria
When: July 15, 4 pm
Where: Santa Barbara County Supervisors’ Hearing Room, 511 East Lakeside Pkwy., Santa Maria, CA 93455
Click here to RSVP for the hearing.From 4:00-7:00 the CA Dept. of Gas and Geothermal Resources, otherwise known as DOGGR (pronounced dogger) will be meeting inside.
There is no safe way to frack. No regulations will prevent this inherently dangerous method of oil extraction from poisoning nearby communities and accelerating climate change.
Well Operator Groundwater Monitoring Plans and Requests for Exemption from Groundwater Monitoring
DOGGR interim well stimulation regulations require well operators to submit a groundwater monitoring plan as part of their well stimulation treatment notices. A well operator may alternatively request an exemption from groundwater monitoring if the absence of protected water can be demonstrated.
SB4 also doesn’t apply to cyclic steam injection, which can also use chemicals and fracturing (http://www.jpsr.org/paperInfo.aspx?ID=5755), has high well casing failure rates (https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/SPE-114231-MS), causes seeps and leaks nearby and is being done in diatomite formations closer to water tables.
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Here’s a couple of good questions to ask of these DOGGR hearings and I’ll bet you never get a straight answer to these question. 1. If there is a spill or accident what is the complaint process? 2. Who do you file with? 3. At what point do Federal Laws kick in like the Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean drinking water Acts, etc.Now,Just a couple more things that will only take a minute or two.
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|Michael Thompson||Director||927-6235 (District Clerk)||email@example.com|
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|Amanda Rice||Director||927-6235 (District Clerk)||email@example.com
Senator Monning is also aware we are working on a countywide fracking ban. I will be sure and forward Cambria’s letter to keep him informed of our progress. Maybe also just drop a hint that a letter from the Senator to the Board of Supervisors in support of our community effort shows a real interest in our community.