ExxonMobil and Idle Wells at March 8 Board of Supervisors meeting

There are two items of interest at the upcoming County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 8:

  • The Grand Jury's Report on idle wells (item A-8) 
  • The ExxonMobil trucking project (item 3).

Idle Wells (item A-8): 

Please join SBCAN in supporting all four recommendations made by the Grand Jury to the Board of Supervisors to better monitor the health and financial impacts of idle wells in the county and to make sure companies are removing equipment from the wells in compliance with the petroleum code.

Idle wells pose threats such as methane leaks, oil leaks, and soil and groundwater contamination. They also pose financial risks to taxpayers who often end up paying for cleanup when oil companies declare bankruptcy.

Please make a comment during the meeting or send a written public comment in support of the Grand Jury's four recommendations. 

ExxonMobil (item 3): 

SBCAN opposes the ExxonMobil proposed trucking project because of its impacts on climate change, the risk of an oil spill, and the dangers of increased traffic on highways 101 and 166. 

Please make a comment - virtually and or written - in opposition to this dangerous project.

Watch this video that shows just how dangerous the trucking route is. 

Video produced by Vacation Land for the Environmental Defense Center. 

CLICK HERE to register for the zoom meeting to speak virtually. Click here to see the full agenda. 

If you are not able to attend the virtual hearing, or even if you are, you can submit a written public comment by NOON today, Friday, March 4. Comments that are one page or less will be accepted until Monday, March 7 at 5pm.

Submit your comment by emailing [email protected] 

Thank you for taking the time to speak up to protect our environment.