Carp Initiates Paredon Review

Marine Research Specialists, a Ventura-based consulting firm, will handle the $477,398 environmental review of Venoco’s controversial Paredon proposal, the Carpinteria City Council voted Monday. Venoco will foot the bill. A panel including city staff, the California State Lands Commission, and the California Coastal Commission will oversee analysis of the proposed project to construct an onshore-to-offshore drilling rig for up to 22 wells.

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