Help Defend Measure Z Against State Regulators!
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Note new location: Pavilion Room, King City Fairgrounds in King City, CA
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PMC Press Conference and Rally
4:00 pm - 7pm DOGGR Public Hearing
BRING HOMEMADE SIGNS like "Defend Z", "The Voters Have Spoken", "Don't Tread on Monterey County", "DemocraZ", "Aqua es Vida", "Z se Puede"...
WHAT: DOGGR and the State Water Resources Control Board Hearing
WHEN: February 9, 2017 at 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pavilion Room, King City Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., King City, California 93930
The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) and the State Water Resources Control Board will hold a hearing to grant permits giving Big Oil new and expanded exemptions for toxic wastewater injection into our Monterey County aquifer AND to obtain immediate US EPA approval of the exemptions by February 15, 2017.
PMC Supporters will carpool to King City to oppose the permits. Contact Denyse at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the carpool arrangements.
These pending exemptions include the Lombardi and Aurignac Sands aquifers and cover more than 110 square miles of intended surface operations near San Ardo in Monterey County.
Rebuffing the will of Monterey County voters, California State agencies are protecting Big Oil and not the resources and the citizens of California.
On November 8, 2016 Monterey County voters overwhelmingly passed Measure Z into law with 56% of the vote. Measure Z amends County land use regulations to limit the disposal of toxic wastewater produced in oil operations by injection into deep groundwater aquifers. Measure Z prohibits new toxic wastewater injection operations and phases out existing operations over a five year period. It is absolutely essential to the future health and safety of the people of Monterey County and for protection of our future water supply. Currently, the oil companies dump more than 10.3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into Monterey County groundwater aquifers every day.
DEMAND THAT STATE OFFICIALS STOP ALLOWING BIG OIL TO INCREASE MONTEREY COUNTY TOXIC WASTE DUMPING IN VIOLATION OF MEASURE Z!
BACKGROUND: Protect Monterey County (PMC), proponent of Measure Z, has made written demands on Governor Brown, John Laird (Secretary of Natural Resources), Kenneth A. Harris, Jr. (DOGGR) and Jonathan Bishop (State Water Resources Control Board) to immediately cease and desist their unlawful interference with Measure Z.
Submit comments to the Department of Conservation by email to: email@example.com
or by facsimile (FAX) to (916) 324-0948, or by mail to:
Department of Conservation
801 K Street, MS 24-02
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Aquifer Exemption
The written comment period closes at 5 p.m. on February 16, 2017.
Call or write to your elected representatives and the state officials: Urge your elected representatives to contact the state officials listed below to oppose the above exemptions. Write letters to the editors of local media and share on social media. RESIST!
Elected representatives: State Officials:
Assemblymember Anna Caballero
Assemblymember Mark Stone
John Laird, Secretary
Senator Bill Monning, Senate Majority Leader
David Bunn, Director
Edmund G. Brown Jr Governor
Kenneth A. Harris, Jr.
Contact the Monterey County Board of Supervisors:
Luis Alejo, District 1
168 West Alisal, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Mary Adams, District 5
1200 Aguajito Rd., Ste. 1
Monterey, CA 93940
John M. Phillips, District 2
11140 Speegle St.
P.O. Box 787
Castroville, CA 95012
Jane Parker, District 4
2616 1st Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
Simon Salinas, District 3
168 W. Alisal, 3rd Floor
Salinas, Ca 93901
Clerk of the Board
(for all supervisors)
401 Division St
King City, CA 93930
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