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The vast majority of oil and gas produced in California is pumped out of Kern County.
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Press Release: Victory June 8, 2022

Court Ruling Deems Kern County’s Oil and Gas Review Violated the Law

For the second time, Kern County’s fast-track permitting ordinance fails under scrutiny

Document December 17, 2015

Kern County petition

Lawsuit to safeguard Kern communities from flawed oil & gas drilling amendment

Oil drilling operations in Kern County, Calif. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article December 9, 2015

One California County’s Fracked Idea

Kern County is the nation’s largest oil-producing county, and to keep on top it’s not going to let a little thing like public review of new oil and gas permits get in its way.

A farmer watches oil wells that have sprouted near almond orchards in Shafter, Kern County, California.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
case September 25, 2015

Demanding Accountability For Kern County Oil & Gas Drilling Projects

Environmental and public health groups are urging Kern County to reject a severely flawed Draft Environmental Impact Report related to proposed revisions of the county’s oil and gas zoning ordinance. California is the nation’s third largest oil-producing state, and more than 80 percent of oil produced in the state comes from Kern County. The proposed…

Press Release September 11, 2015

Environmental and Public Health Groups Demand Accountability for Kern County Oil and Gas Drilling Projects

Groups call for County to uphold laws, protect public health and water supply, and revise a flawed draft proposal for future review