DOGGR Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Well Stimulation in California

On January 14th, the Department of Conservation, through its Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, published a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) titled “Analysis of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation Treatments in California.”

Senate Bill 4 requires the Division to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in order to provide the public with detailed information regarding any potential environmental impacts associated with well stimulation treatments in California.

The public review period for this Draft EIR began on January 14, 2014 and will end on March 16, 2015. Comments on the Draft EIR may be submitted and must be received in writing on or before March 16, 2015. During the comment period, the Department and the Division will conduct six public comment meetings throughout the state to receive verbal and written comments on the Draft EIR.

To access the Draft EIR and detailed information on how to provide comments, click here.

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