WSPA Reacts To Environmental Impact Report On California Hydraulic Fracturing

July 01, 2015

WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd released the following statement on final hydraulic fracturing environmental impact report:

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.

However, one thing is clear at the outset:  DOGGR has rejected comments calling for a moratorium on well stimulation treatments and confirms the...

Denial of ExxonMobil Transport Permit A Setback to Energy Security

June 09, 2015

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.