Regardless of where one stands now on further oil developments in Cat Canyon, an important opportunity to learn more and express opinions will occur on Wednesday, March 13. Beginning at 9 a.m. at the Betteravia Government Center in Santa Maria, the Planning Commissioners will meet, listen, and vote.

Following is a quote taken directly from the official final impact report to our Planning Commission:

“In summary, cumulative [ERG + AERA + PetroRock] oil development within Cat Canyon Oil Field and corresponding oil transport would result in a significant and unavoidable impact associated with an accidental oil, produced water, or other hazardous material spill that could have substantial and long-term effects on the … hydrological resources affected by the spill(s).”

It’s as simple as that. Our drinking water is at stake. If that matters to you, come to the hearing.


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