top
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Tue Aug 28 2018
Thousands of New Oil Wells Placed Next to Homes and Schools
Most Oil Wells Approved Under Jerry Brown in Low Income Areas, Communities of Color
Despite California’s image as a “green” and “progressive” leader, there has been a massive expansion of oil and gas drilling in the state under Governor Jerry Brown. The state’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources approved 21,397 new wells between Jan. 1, 2011 and April 14, 2018, according to a new analysis from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). The total number of wells includes the hundreds of offshore wells approved under the Brown administration.

“Of the 16,554 of those wells with available geographic information, 76 percent are located in communities with above-average poverty rates for California, while 67 percent are located in communities of color,” said CBD in a press release. Thousands of wells operate dangerously close to homes and schools in vulnerable communities.

On August 7, 35 California youth held a sit-in at Governor Jerry Brown’s office at the state capitol in Sacramento, demanding that he freeze new fossil fuel drilling and develop a plan to phase out oil and gas extraction. Six of them were arrested that night.

photo Read More

Related Features: 750 Public Interest Groups Urge Halt to New Oil and Gas Projects in California | Opposition Grows to Trump's Plan for Offshore Oil Drilling in Pacific and Arctic
11/14/18 Celebrating Veterans Day in the Style of Original Armistice Day Front Page | Anti-War | South Bay | International11/14/18 Investigators Looking into Roles Played by PG&E and SSFL in Massive Camp and Woolsey Fires Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | Central Valley | California11/04/18 California's Prop 10 Marks New Rebellion Against Greedy Landlords, Realtors and Developers Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia11/03/18 Denying Water, Sanitation, and Health Services Is Cruel and Inhuman Treatment Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | San Francisco | East Bay | California | International | Government & Elections11/03/18 Four Activists Arraigned on Seven Felony Charges Each After Mass Arrest at Chicken Farm Front Page | North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation11/03/18 San Francisco Demonstration Dramatized Animals Killed for Food “Haunting” the City Front Page | San Francisco | Animal Liberation10/28/18 Community Survival Camp Forming in Santa Cruz Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/23/18 In Bay Area, Marriott Employees in Oakland, SF and San José On Strike and Off the Job Front Page | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | U.S.10/07/18 Tenants Rights Demonstrations Continue at Properties of Slumlords Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/02/18 Rallies Stand Up for Christine Blasey Ford as Future of Supreme Court at Stake Front Page | Womyn | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Government & Elections09/29/18 Founders of "Public Safety" Group Discuss Their Own Brushes with the Law Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: California | Central Valley | Education & Student Activism | Environment & Forest Defense | Government & Elections | Front Page