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2015 News Releases
10-28-15 -- If predictions of heavy rains throughout California this winter thanks to El Nino come true, its likely that landslides will follow. Those who live on slopes should be aware of the warning signs of impending debris flows.
10-16-15 -- Thirty-three underground injection wells were required to permanent cease operations as the Department of Conservation continued the effort to improve its regulation of the oil industry and protect California's groundwater resources.
10-8015 -- The Department of Conservation issued a Renewal Plan as part of an effort to strengthen and improve the state's oversight of oil and gas production, along with a required report to the Legislature on its regulatory efforts. Read all about it here.
9-17-15 -- The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources levies a major fine against a Bakersfield-based operator for fraudulent reporting, other violations.
9-4-15 -- The Department of Conservation schedules workshops in three communities to receive input on plans to update Underground Injection Control regulations.
9-3-15 -- The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources fines 30 oil companies $4,500 each for failing to report water-use data required by state law.
8-13-15 -- Department of Conservation releases first oil and gas production water data as required by Senate Bill 1281.
7-20-15 -- New State program -- aided by California Farmland Conservancy Program -- issues funding to permanently preserve agricultural properties for climate benefits.
7-9-15 -- The California Council on Science & Technology releases parts II and III of an independent study about the use of well stimulation, including hydraulic fracturing, in California.
7-1-15 -- Final regulations for the use of well stimulation treatments are now in effect, and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources certifies a statewide Environmental Impact Report on well stimulation.
6-11-15 -- Despite some challenges, the California Land Conservation Act (Williamson Act) continues to ensure that agricultural land isn't prematurely developed, according to the latest status report from the Division of Land Resource Protection.
6-4-15 -- Five preliminary Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone maps -- designed to protect public safety by ensuring new construction doesn't take place across earthquake faults -- have been released for four Southern California counties.
5-26-15 -- California Geological Survey scientist provides a `geo-logical' review of the earthquake disaster movie "San Andreas."
5-21-15 -- California ranks eighth in the nation in non-fuel minerals production for 2013.
5-18-15 -- State provides update on review of underground injection to U.S. EPA.
4-21-15 -- Office of Administrative Law approves Department of Conservation emergency regulations for underground injection.
4-2-15 -- Department of Conservation announces emergency rulemaking for underground injection.
1-14-15 -- Dept. of Conservation issues Draft EIR for use of well stimulation in California.
2-9-15 -- State provides underground injection plan to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
3-3-15 -- Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources seeks to halt injection into 12 wells.
3-9-15 -- State and federal entities, Ducks Unlimited Preserve Castro Ranch in Sutter County.
3-20-15 -- New tools help state, coastal communities prepare for threat of large tsunamis.
2014 News Releases
11-25-14 -- CA. Department of Conservation Solicits High-Speed Rail Farmland Mitigation Proposals
11-18-14 --Dept. of Conservation, USDA, Local Land Trust Permanently Preserve Fedora Farm for Agriculture
11-6-14 -- California Geological Survey Issues Official Earthquake Fault Zone Maps for L.A. Areas
10-9-14 -- California Department of Conservation Releases Latest Version of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation Regulations
7-18-14 -- California's Oil Regulator to Review Underground Injection Control Program
7-1-14 -- New Quake Scenarios for Mammoth Mountain Area
6-25-14 -- Division of Land Resource Protection issues latest report on California land-use change
6-13-14 -- Revised Proposed Regulations for Oil & Gas Well Stimulation Released for Public Comment
4-29-14 -- Construction Sand and Gravel Ranks Number One Among California Mineral Commodities
3-21-14 -- California Prepares Harbors For Future Tsunamis
1-16-14 -- 20th Anniversary of Northridge Earthquake Finds California Better Prepared, CGS Says
1-8-14 -- California Geological Survey Issues Preliminary Earthquake Fault Zone Maps for L.A.
2013 News Releases
12-11-13 -- Department of Conservation Issues Public Notice of Interim Regulations For Oil & Gas Well Stimulation
11-27-13 -- Meetings Set to Provide Comments on Scope, Content of Environmental Impact Report for Well Stimulation
11-15-13 -- Proposed Regulations for Well Stimulation Treatment in Oil, Natural Gas Production are Now Available for Public Review, Comment
11-13-13 -- California Geological Survey Completes Trench Study of Tahoe Area Earthquake Fault
9-25-2013 -- California Office of Mine Reclamation Completes Inventory of Abandoned Mines on U.S. Parks Land
9-5-2013 -- State, Ag Land Trust Permanently Set Aside Pamma-Larkin Farm Near Gridley for Agriculture
8-16-2013 -- Draft Regulations for Creation of Solar Easements Now Available for Public Review and Comment
4-25-2013 -- California Geological Survey Releases 2011 Non-Fuel Mineral Report--Boron is No. 1
4-10-2013 -- California Geological Survey Releases Two Los Angeles-Area Landslide Inventory Maps
3-25-2013 -- Fed, State, Local Land Trust Permanently Conserve Martin Farm Near Winters for Agriculture
3-5-2013 -- Some Parts of State Face Shortfall of Permitted Building Material
1-17-2013 -- Important Farmland Information Now Available Online
1-8-2013 -- State, Ag Land Trust Permanently Set Aside Fisher Ranch Near Greenfield for Agriculture
2012 News Releases
11-29-2012 -- Be Aware of Landslide Risk During Rainy Season
10-30-2012 -- California Geological Survey Issues New Seismic Hazard Zone Map for San Jose Area
9-25-2012 -- New Alquist-Priolo Fault Hazard Maps Released
9-11-2012 -- San Diego County Quarry Claims State Mine Reclamation Award
7-17-2012 -- Feds, State, Local Government Permanently Shield San Joaquin County Walnut Farm from Development
6-7-2012 -- California Geological Survey Issues Minerals Report for Stockton-Lodi Area
5-30-2012 -- Seismic Intrumentation of One Rincon Hill Tower will Provide Scientists and Engineers with Important Information
5-11-2012 -- Sutter County Farm Permanently Set Aside for Agriculture and Waterfowl Habitat
5-03-2012 -- Gold Up, But Overall Mining Productivity Down in California, According to California Geological Survey Report
2-07-2012 -- California Geological Survey Program Places Quake Instruments in Barstow Area
1-10-2012 -- California Geological Survey's Strong Motion Instrumentation Program Placing Earthquake Instruments All Around the Bay Area
2011 News Releases
12-30-2011 -- Eastern Sierra Land Trust Teams with State and Federal and Protects Centennial Ranch Farm In Bridgeport Valley
12-28-2011 -- Timothy R. Kustic Named Head of California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources
12-14-2011 -- Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust teams with State and Local Government to Protect Historic Contra Costa County Farmland--the 132-acre Nunn Kami-Grigsby Family Farm
12-13-2011 -- Sequoia Riverland Trust Teams with State, Federal Agencies in Wasco to Protect treasured National Resource: Food Production
10-6-2011 -- Sequoia Riverland Trust Teams with State, Federal Agencies to shield Howe Ranch Family Farm From Development
9-14-2011 -- Baja Earthquake May Pose Unexpected Threat to Agriculture
9-12-2011 -- Sequoia Riverlands Trust, State, and Federal Agencies shield Schnitzler Family Farm in Fresno and Tulare Counties from development
8-18-2011 -- Tehama County Farm Protected by funding from the Northern CA Regional Land Trust and the CA DOC's CA Farmland Conservancy Program
7-8-2011 -- California Farmland Conservancy Program, Federal funding, and Chico-based land trust create permanent easement to shield 145-acre Comanche Creek farm
6-28-2011 -- Bay Area landslide inventory maps released
5-31-2011 -- Office of Mine Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management seal old Tuolumne County mines to ensure public safety and protect wildlife
5-31-2011 -- California ranks fourth in the nation in non-fuel minerals production
5-26-2011 -- Jim Pompy named Assistant Director, Office of Mine Reclamation
5-19-2011 -- California Geological Survey Releases New Map Showing Landslide Susceptibility in California
4-20-2011 -- Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program Report Shows Decrease in Irrigated Farmland Acres between 2006-2008
4-19-2011 -- California Geological Survey Places Seismic Monitors on Hayward Fault
2-11-2011 -- Division of Land Resource Protection announces Watershed Coordinator Grants.pdf
2-10-2011 -- California Geological Survey makes Alquist-Priolo maps available online.pdf
2010 News Releases
12-14-2010 -- California Geological Survey warns--Rainy season increases landslide risk
12-01-2010 -- California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources cleans up abandoned facility in Ventura County
10-05-2010 -- State/Federal Project to seal abandoned mines protects bat & owl habitat as well as human safety
08-31-2010 -- Division of Land Resource Protection seeking proposals for $9 million in watershed coordinator grants
04-27-2010 -- California Geological Survey celebrates 150th Anniversary at The Tech Museum, San Jose
01-28-2010 -- Seismic monitors installed at Port of Long Beach; data will help make future structures even safer
01-06-2010 -- Productive Farmland in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties Protected Permanently from Development
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