This Thursday evening – March 8, 2012 – the Texas-based oil company PXP will discuss its plans to begin hydraulic fracturing “Fracking” in the Baldwin Hills during a Community Advisory Panel meeting.
Here’s the invitation from Community Health Councils:
Hydraulic fracturing has begun in the Inglewood/Baldwin Hills oil field. The enhanced drilling technique also known as “fracking” is a controversial practice that aims to access hard-to-reach deposits of oil and natural gas by injecting a mixture of water, sand, and toxic chemicals into the ground. Nationwide, fracking has prompted debate about the impacts to ground and surface waters as well as its potential link to earthquakes.
There’s an opportunity for the public to receive answers on their questions and concerns about the technique as part of the next scheduled Baldwin Hills Community Advisory Panel meeting. Information will be provided by government and oil company representatives about the controversial enhanced drilling technique that injects a combination of water, sand, and chemicals into the ground to recover new deposits of oil and natural gas. Community members and families who live, work, and play near the oil fields can voice their concerns and questions about fracking in the Baldwin Hills and its impacts on health and safety; delineate where the current regulations fall short; and ask for more transparent communication related to all fracking activities going forward.
The event will take place in the state park overlooking the oil fields.
Thursday, March 8th 2012 7-9pm
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Community Center
4100 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Download PXP’s fracking chemical disclosure:
Download the Environmental Working Group’s February 2012 Report on Fracking regulation in California: