We are currently evaluating the Final EIR and the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources’ (DOGGR) responses to the many comments that were submitted on the draft EIR. DOGGR's responses to the comments are very extensive and warrant careful review.
For many decades, California has been a pioneer in implementing strict regulations to reduce emissions and protect the environment. Today, we continue that tradition as the rules required by SB 4 – California’s landmark law strictly regulating hydraulic fracturing.
Oil producers have been working tirelessly to ensure a smooth implementation of the Senate Bill 4 regulations, which we believe provide the most extensive public disclosure, reporting, testing, notification and oversight requirements on hydraulic fracturing in the United States.
WSPA is proud to join California Professional Firefighters, the California Fire Chiefs Association, the Fire Districts Association of California and the California State Firefighters Association in supporting new Railroad Accident Preparedness and Immediate Response Program.
The decision by the Santa Barbara County Planning Department to deny one of our members an emergency permit to truck crude oil to domestic markets is deeply disappointing. It also reflects an unfortunate lack of understanding of, or sensitivity to, the energy realities California faces – its dependence on imported oil to augment domestic supplies.