State Soon Tackling Leaky Summerland Oil Well

A low tide later this month provides the earliest window for the State Lands Commission to excavate and measure Summerland’s leaking Becker oil well, the first step of capping off the odorous brown foam that prompted a beach closure during the August 21 weekend. Tuesday night at Summerland Presbyterian Church, 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal told a standing-room-only crowd that “we’ve got to get a lot more traction and attention from the state” to finish the estimated $300,000 endeavor.


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