Possible unauthorized chemical use by oil platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel

Apr 16, 2014

A Santa Barbara Channel oil platform
Credit Flickr member Mike Baird

The Mission and State article The Student who took on Venoco raises questions about the notion of unauthorized acid use and disposal in oil extraction.

We interviewed the article's author, Natalie Cherot about the story and where the legal issues stand now. 

The term "DOGGR" comes up in the interview several times. It stands for the California Department of Conservation's Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources