Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 11, 2021

Kern County approves plan to allow thousands of new oil wells despite environmental objections

KTLA reports

A plan to fast-track drilling of thousands of new oil and gas wells over the next 15 years in California’s prime oil patch was approved Monday by Kern County officials over objections by environmental groups.

The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a revised ordinance supported by the influential petroleum industry that creates a blanket environmental impact report to approve as many as 2,700 new wells a year.

Read more at Kern County approves plan to allow thousands of new oil wells despite environmental objections | KTLA


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