Add comment on:Lawsuit Targets San Benito County's Approval of 15 Oil Wells in Endangered Condor Habitat
Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit on July 10 challenging San Benito County’s approval of a major new oil development in the Salinas Valley watershed. The 15 new oil wells approved by the county last month will use cyclic steam injection, a dangerous and polluting form of oil extraction that targets heavy crude. The new wells would be located in an area used by California condors, which are critically endangered, along with other wildlife. The lawsuit was filed in Monterey County Superior Court under the California Environmental Quality Act. Photo: A California Condor in Pinnacles National Park.
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