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Kern County Chevron oil spill keeps growing

Jul 24, 2019
California Department of Conservation

One of the largest oil spills in California in decades is still growing. Chevron told state regulators on Monday that large quantities of crude oil and water continue to flow from a well site in Kern County.

California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources

Saying that Chevron has failed to do all it should have to stop a massive release of crude oil at a Kern County well site, state regulators have ordered the company "to take all measures" to stop the flow and prevent a recurrence.

Measure Z: voters won’t get everything they hoped for

Dec 29, 2017
Erika Mahoney/KAZU

Monterey County’s fracking ban stands, but voters won’t be getting all they hoped for when they passed Measure Z last year. Late Thursday, Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills issued a split decision on the ballot measure. 

Measure Z fracking ban trial underway in Monterey County

Nov 13, 2017
Krista Almanzan/KAZU

After Monterey County voters approved Measure Z, a fracking ban and limit on other oil extraction processes, in November 2016, oil companies and royalty owners quickly filed six lawsuits against the county. Those have all been consolidated into one trial. Phase one began Monday. 

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Chevron is moving forward with plans to clean up a piece of prime real estate that overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Avila Beach.