State Lands Commission and California Geological Energy Management Division announce oil well abandonment milestone
Sacramento, Calif.—The State Lands Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation’s California Geological Energy Management Division (CalGEM), has plugged and abandoned all 50 wells on Rincon Island and all 24 state onshore production wells.
Sacramento, Calif.—The State Lands Commission conveyed approximately 40 acres of land in Inyo County to the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Reservation today to preserve and protect tribal cultural resources.
State Lands Commission adopts principles for aligned state action to make California’s coast resilient to sea-level rise
The State Lands Commission adopted “Making California’s Coast Resilient to Sea-Level Rise: Principles for Aligned State Action” yesterday. These principles will unify state agencies in effective action toward sea-level rise resilience that is grounded in science, partnership, communication, and local support.
Santa Barbara, Calif. – State officials announce a comprehensive civil settlement with Plains All American Pipeline resolving natural resource damages, penalties and response costs associated with a crude oil spill near Santa Barbara in May 2015. The spill from an underground pipeline owned by the company caused injury to natural resources including birds, marine mammals, shoreline and subtidal habitats, and required beaches to close to be closed to the public.
Commission implores the U.S. EPA to take immediate action to protect the Tijuana River Estuary and California beaches
Sacramento, Calif. - The State Lands Commission sent a letter to the U.S. EPA today stating that immediate action is needed to stop the flow of 50 million gallons per day of polluted water into the Tijuana River Valley. The flow is resulting in prolonged beach...
State Lands Commission and California Coastal Commission file joint lawsuit to protect public access to Martins Beach
Sacramento, Calif. – The state of California filed a lawsuit today to restore full public access to Martins Beach, a popular San Mateo County beach that was abruptly shuttered after Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla bought the adjacent property in 2008.
Bipartisan Coalition Resolution Takes Fight to End Transboundary Sewage Crisis to Next Level Sacramento – Continuing its push to end a decades-long environmental crisis, the State Lands Commission announced today that it adopted a consensus resolution recommending...
The California State Lands Commission and its contractors will commence the final abandonment of the PRC 421-2 well on Haskell’s Beach on or about Thursday, August 29th. This is the site of the small oil discharge that occurred in late May.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Unified CommandNews Release Contacts: Sheri Pemberton, CA State Lands PIO, 916.477.0691Steve Gonzalez, CA Fish and Wildlife PIO, 916.715.9072 Goleta, CA – The investigation has resumed into the cause of the May 28, 2019, 421 Pier Release,...
The State Lands Commission terminated three offshore oil and gas leases and a pipeline right of way lease
Sacramento, CA –The State Lands Commission terminated three offshore oil and gas leases and a pipeline right of way lease today. Over the past few years, the Commission has sought to compel Carone Petroleum Corporation and Signal Hill Services Inc., state lessees, to...