Regional Issues

  • Cat Canyon Aquifer Exemption

State officials are assessing a proposal to expand the aquifer exemption in the Cat Canyon oil field. An expansion would ensure that continued oil production protects groundwater that may be suitable for drinking or agricultural use. A public meeting was held in Santa Maria on June 5. Public comment will be accepted up to 5 p.m., June 20, 2019. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

  • AllenCo Oil Production Facility (Los Angeles)

AllenCo Energy Inc. (AllenCo), the operator of an oil production facility in the University Park neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles, continues to seek approval to restart production after shutting down in late 2013 for uncontrolled emissions and violations of multiple State statutes and regulations... Read more.


  • Aliso Canyon Storage Facility

On July 19, 2017 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) announced that the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County could reopen at greatly reduced capacity... Read more.


  • DOW R.G.C. 10 ("Marina del Rey") Well Remediation

The DOW R.G.C. 10 well in Marina Del Rey is now permanently sealed following a blowout on January 11, 2019... Read more.