City Council Opposes Referendum Challenging Prohibition of New Oil & Gas Wells

The City Council made it clear that it opposes an upcoming referendum challenging new oil and gas wells that will appear on the November ballot. The California Oil and Gas Well Regulations Referendum will challenge the 2022 law prohibiting new oil and gas wells near homes, schools, and hospitals. City Council unanimously approved its position in support to "keep the law" of Senate Bill 1137. SB 1137, passed during the 2022 legislative session, introduces several new regulations for the oil and gas industry in California. These include compliance requirements for facilities within a health protection zone (defined as areas within 3,200 feet of sensitive receptors like residences, schools, and healthcare facilities). Operators would need to develop leak detection systems and detailed response plans for certain chemicals.


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