Oil Drilling in Culver City: Should We Wait To Regulate?

The Culver City Council is holding a Special Meeting this Monday 4/17/17 at 7pm to discuss a proposal by Sentinel Peak Resources, new owner of the Inglewood Oil Field. The oil company is asking the city to halt its release of oil drilling regulations for public comment while it conducts a comprehensive study of the oil resources in the field and under our neighborhoods. If this request is granted by the City Council, it would be a drastic about-face in the city’s years-long process of drafting oil drilling regulations to protect the community, environment and public health.

During the meeting, Sentinel Peak Resources representatives will present their proposal and answer questions. The public is encouraged to participate with questions and input. A letter with the oil company’s request is available here. The staff report is available here.

Map from 2012 Inglewood Oil Field Hydraulic Fracturing Study

 

Sentinel Peak Resources bought the Inglewood Oil Field, and all onshore drill sites of the previous oil operator Freeport-McMoRan in late 2016. (More information here.) Earlier this month, the LA Times reported the new company is considering shutting down another controversial oil drilling site next to a school in Arlington Heights.

Special Meeting of the Culver City Council

Monday, April 17 at 7pm

Culver City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd.

Culver City CA 90232

 

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