State Lands Commission Delays Decision
updated: Apr 25, 2014, 9:50 AM
(Photo: City of Goleta)
Source: City of Goleta
On Wednesday, April 23, the California State Lands Commission considered the Venoco PRC 421
Recommissioning Project and Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The project proposes to restart
production of oil and gas at the offshore lease PRC 421 using two existing piers, located partially within the
City of Goleta on Haskell's Beach. City residents, environmental groups, and Anne Wells, the City's Advance
Planning Manager, were in attendance at the hearing.
After a staff presentation and public testimony, the Commissioners, via their voting surrogates, directed
staff to conduct more studies and recirculate the EIR. Staff was specifically requested to provide a full
evaluation of the Las Flores Canyon alternative, conduct additional analyses of oil field repressurization and
related risks, and re-evaluate the regulatory feasibility of utilizing the Ellwood Onshore Facility in the City
for oil and gas processing.
For more information, contact Eric Gillies at the CSLC at (916) 574-1897 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The EIR
and additional information can be found here: www.slc.ca.gov.
April 10, 2014: City Considers
Agreement with Venoco
January 31, 2014:
Venoco's Environmental Impact
March 15, 2013: Venoco's 421
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