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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 03:05 AM

Chevron Has Spilled 800,000 Gallons of Crude Oil and Water Into a California Canyon Since May

California officials ordered Chevron Friday "to take all measures" to stop a release that has spilled around 800,000 gallons of water and crude oil into a dry creek bed in Kern County, KQED reported.

The order, issued by the new acting head of the state's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) Jason Marshall, also said the fossil fuel company had not done enough to stop the spills that had begun May 10. The order came a day after California Gov. Gavin Newsom fired former DOGGR head Ken Harris after a significant rise in fracking permits.

"The Chevron spill clearly shows that California needs stronger climate leadership from the governor," Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard said in a statement reported by KQED. "Oil and gas infrastructure will never be free from spills and leaks or from spewing climate pollution. We face a growing public health crisis and climate emergency stoked by rampant oil and gas development."

DOGGR had initially issued Chevron with an order of violation and ordered it to stop some extraction in the area. Friday's order upped the ante by mandating the company completely stop the releases and take steps to prevent future ones.

"Chevron takes these matters seriously," the company said in a statement Saturday. "We will review the order and continue working in a collaborative manner with the involved agencies."

Officials began Friday to clean the spill, The Associated Press reported, which is the largest of California's recent oil spills.


Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/chevron-spilled-crude-oil-and-water-california-2639195275.html



In this May 10 photo oil flows at a Chevron oil field in Kern County, California. California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response


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Reply Chevron Has Spilled 800,000 Gallons of Crude Oil and Water Into a California Canyon Since May (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Jul 22 OP
Control-Z Jul 22 #1
Rhiannon12866 Jul 22 #2
rockfordfile Jul 22 #3
Rhiannon12866 Jul 22 #4
magicarpet Jul 22 #5
gtar100 Jul 22 #6
FBaggins Jul 22 #7
kat3rinamarquez Jul 23 #8

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 03:19 AM

1. Why would this ever be ok?

I don't understand.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 03:29 AM

2. It seems like every day there's a new one

But they're not reported in the news like they used to be - along with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, wildfires and landslides unless they're really major - since the latest Trump offense(s) use up all the airtime...

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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 03:40 AM

3. You would think a person or persons would be in jail. Nothing worst than a fossil fuel company

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 03:42 AM

4. Especially after Deepwater Horizon

But how soon we forget - Trump wants more offshore drilling.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 07:05 AM

5. Drill,.. Baby drill.... black gold,... Texas tea,... more gasoline....

.... for you and me.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:56 PM

6. And more than willing to let taxpayers foot the bill for cleaning it up.

If it could even be cleaned up.

A little prayer for all oil company executives and shareholders:
May all who profit from oil investments drink from the waters closest to the oil wells. May they live in homes closest to the refineries. May all oil investments devalue to $0. The sooner the better.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 04:01 PM

7. Hard to tell whether this is at all significant

How much of the "water and oil" was oil???

On edit - Seems that they think that 70% was water.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 02:57 AM

8. Stop destroying our planet

This should be stopped not until they fixed this problem. It seems like every day more and more gallons are added on it.

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