We take enormous pride in the fact that our industry supports jobs and services in every corner of the state, providing high-wage employment for hundreds of thousands of workers, putting billions of dollars directly into state and local economies and contributing substantial taxes that help pay for vital government services for all Californians.
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) has released the findings of a new economic study produced by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) detailing the oil and gas industry’s sizable economic and fiscal impacts on California’s economy.
Next Generation, Post Carbon Institute, and Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy are disputing the size and impact of shale oil reserves found in the San Joaquin Valley’s Monterey Shale Formation despite the sizable record of analysis available to the public.
The Food and Water Watch organization and the Center for Biological Diversity have been accused of improperly using the names of farm groups and other businesses in their effort to disrupt energy production in California.
The Carson City Council’s vote to stop all oil and natural gas exploration and production activities is an alarming development. The Council’s action appears to be a response to outside groups with little connection to the local community that are pursuing an aggressively anti-oil and natural gas agenda.
There is no scientific basis for the Council’s action. Hydraulic fracturing has been used safely and effectively to produce oil in California for more than 60 years without any harm to water supplies, air quality, or other environmental resources. It is unfortunate the City Council...