To: Mark Nechodom, Director, CA Department of Conservation
California Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation
Schedule a Los Angeles meeting now for Public Discussion on the Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations of the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources. Los Angeles is home to 70 old and abandoned oil and gas production fields many of which now have residential and commercial properties that have been allowed to be developed directly over old wells, this poses a clear and present danger to the public if hydraulic fracturing is allowed to exploit the source rock of these old urban oil fields.
Why is this important?
Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community, 501c3, has been actively engaged since 2008 in the fight against the expansion of the Inglewood oil field in the Baldwin Hills having discovered documents that indicated hydraulic fracturing had been being used since 2002 to exploit oil and gas reserves from multiple depths at 3000 to 10,000 feet. The communities adjacent to the oil field in the Baldwin Hills and Culver City have seen the negative impacts of this expansion in drilling with structural damage to homes along with serious negative health effects such as asthma, different cancers and immune system diseases. Hydraulic fracturing will increase emissions of toxic gases by twelve fold and increase damaging seismicity and ground movement. A moratorium is needed now,
"Do no more harm".