The Commission urges the federal government to withdraw the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf from the 2019-2024 national leasing program and to schedule additional public meetings so that local voices can be heard.
The California State Lands Commission took back the offshore oil and gas lease associated with Rincon island in Ventura County, ending offshore oil production at this location. More information can be found here.
The Commission issued a declaration of interest in the efforts announced by the Cities of Imperial Beach and Chula Vista, and the Port of San Diego, to address Tijuana River pollution that has caused human health problems, threatened local economies, and damaged the environment.
The Commission selected Beacon West Energy Group as its contractor to operate and maintain Platform Holly and the Ellwood Onshore Facility for the purposes of plugging and abandoning the 32 wells on Platform Holly and the Ellwood Beach Pier. On September 15, 2017, Beacon West, under the Commission's oversight, took over day-to-day management of Platform Holly and the Ellwood Facility.