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Photo of Summerland Oil Field in 2009 by Antandrus at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Over the past few years, the Commission has fought to secure dedicated funding to properly abandon the Becker well and other leaking wells near the coastline in Southern California. The Commission voted to take a critical step to remedy leaking oil wells at Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County.
Photo of Monterey Bay and Beach by Gail Frederick vai Flickr
The Commission voted unanimously to approve an historic four-way settlement agreement with CEMEX that ends coastal sand mining in Monterey County and in the continental United States. The Commission's approval sets in motion the process that will end sand mining at this location and preserve the beach and restore public access.
Photo of Platform Holly
Venoco, LLC has quitclaimed its interests in South Ellwood Field leases, including Platform Holly and the Ellwood Beach pier offshore leases in Santa Barbara County. See our Fact Sheet for more.
Photo of Martin's Beach by T. Shaulinka, CSLC staff
At its December 2016 meeting the Commission was updated on the status of negotiations to acquire a public access easement to and along Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County. This staff appraisal was prepared for purposes of negotiating an easement to provide public access to Martins Beach.

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The Commission is updating its environmental justice policy and is outreaching to environmental justice communities and to others to elicit input that will shape our revised policy.

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