Comments to Deny Monterey County Aquifer Exemptions- DOGGR Hearing

DOGGR Public Hearing

Feb. 9, 2017 at 3:30pm (Press Conference/Protest) and 4pm. – 7pm (Public Hearing) 
King City Fairgrounds (Pavilion Room), 625 Division St., King City

The California Dept. of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) is in the process of granting aquifer exemptions to oil companies in Monterey County.  A public hearing was held in King City on Thurs. February 9, 2017. (See DOGGR public notice at .) 

The aquifer exemptions allow an expansion of existing wastewater injection by local oil companies. Currently, the oil companies inject millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into Monterey County’s aquifers daily, violating the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act. Measure Z will phase out land uses that support wastewater injection. DOGGR’s proposed aquifer exemptions would seriously undermine and interfere with the implementation of Measure Z. PMC demands that DOGGR honor the will of Monterey County voters by denying the proposed aquifer exemptions.


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