Unnecessary regulatory changes would force ongoing, safe oil production operations to re-apply for existing permits in front of the Board of Supervisors, increasing costs, discouraging investments, and killing good-paying jobs.
The statewide setbacks bill would cost California $4 billion in lost revenue, expose the state to expensive legal liabilities, and undercut health and safety regulations being established by experts at CalGEM.
On the brink of recession with record low growth and tens of thousands leaving the region, now is not the time for Ventura County to hurt an industry supplying good-paying jobs and millions in tax revenues.
Longtime community members explain why the Central Valley is fighting back against Sacramento’s efforts to restrict local production as more than 90 local leaders and organizations call on Gov. Newsom to protect workers and the region’s way of life.