This will be the only Bay Area workshop in a series sponsored by the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), formerly known as the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). As noted here, CalGEM is “revising its regulations to better align its regulatory mandates with the new goals of Assembly Bill 1057, which requires CalGEM to focus on protecting public health and the environment, and less on efficient and effective oil and gas production. The scope and extent of these regulatory changes may have far-reaching consequences for the oil and gas industry in California.”
The workshop will provide opportunities to weigh in on the importance of passing AB 345, the bill that will mandate a 2500-ft. buffer between oil or gas operations and homes, schools, parks, medical facilities, and other sensitive land uses.
We need a major public presence at this workshop! Please attend if you can.