Petition the state to drastically reduce oil and gas drilling in California!

DAVID SHABAZIAN, DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION; AND UDUAK-JOE NTUK​, ​​STATE OIL AND GAS SUPERVISOR, GEOLOGIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT DIVISION​

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Add your name at right to 350 Ventura County Climate Hub petition asking the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) of the state Department of Conservation to require a 2500 ft. buffer between oil or gas operations and any sensitive site such as a home, school, park, or health clinic. CalGEM is engaged in "public health rulemaking," and public health is indeed at stake!

Please share this petition with friends and neighbors. We'll deliver signatures and comments to CalGEM before the June 10 comment period closes.

350 Ventura County Climate Hub will share only your name and city with CalGEM. We ask for your full address so that we can match you with your public officials when key issues need public input.

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To: DAVID SHABAZIAN, DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION; AND UDUAK-JOE NTUK​, ​​STATE OIL AND GAS SUPERVISOR, GEOLOGIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT DIVISION​
From: [Your Name]

More than five million Californians live within a mile of an oil or gas well in our state. Asthma and cancers are prevalent in these vulnerable communities because of the pollution that contaminates the air and soil.

With CalGEM’s public health rulemaking you can right these wrongs and put us on the path to a healthy, low-carbon future. I ask that you approve a 2500-ft. buffer between oil and gas operations and sensitive sites, especially where children are present.

I further ask you to require the closure of all inactive wells and adequate testing of cyclic steam injection wells every year, testing of air quality in neighborhoods that properly accounts for continuous exposures, adequate planning for earthquakes, and to ban flaring and release of fugitive methane, drilling through aquifers and the use of toxic herbicides in oilfields.

Of urgent importance is that accelerating climate tipping points have made inconsistent and piecemeal regulations unacceptable going forward. We need extraordinary courage by your agency to transition as fast as possible away from fossil fuel energy.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on a rulemaking that is of critical importance to our state!