31472Green, Not Greed! Speak Out to Save Open Space! Attend the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 29th, 9:30 AM - 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, Room 381B
- Oct 25, 2013Sent From Matt Berkelhammer: mattberkelhammer@...
Green, Not Greed!
Speak Out to Save Open Space!
Make Your Voice Heard Against Oil Drilling on Public Land!
Attend the Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 29th at 9:30 AM
At The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors
500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, Room 381B
On October 29th at 9:30 a.m. the Board of Supervisors will hold a public
hearing on Whittier and Matrix Oil's proposal to drill for oil on open space
land purchased with your Prop A County taxpayer dollars. We need your
voice, your letters, and your calls to say no to oil drilling on Prop A
In 1992 County voters approved Prop A and agreed to tax themselves to create
a fund to forever acquire, restore and preserve parks, wildlife and open
space land throughout the County. The City of Whittier applied for and
received millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase 1,280 acres of open space
in the Whittier Hills-shutting down the former Chevron oil field and
promising to forever restore critical habitat and maintain this land for
recreation and open space!
Whittier took your taxpayer dollars to buy property for a public open space.
Now they want to "lease" that land to a private oil company for 25 years!
The oil company will be given the right to drill for oil underneath all
1,280 acres. The profit, of course, will go to the Oil Company and the City
of Whittier's General Fund. The lease will allow:
* Matrix Oil to operate on a 24/7 schedule;
* Construction facilities, earth moving, grading, oil and gas
pipelines, an oil processing facility, debris, waste operations, job site
and vehicles to enter a delicate core habitat which currently does not even
* Tanker trucks measuring 58 feet to transport oil and water off site
up to six times per day during drilling and monitoring; and
* A final project phase of drilling up to 57 additional wells
The Oil Project sits next to an active Whittier Fault line which increases
the potential for oil pipe ruptures or spills. Apart from disrupting core
protected habitat, creating visual blight, closing hiking trails and
subjecting the local community to dangers of noise, air and potential water
pollution, the Whittier/Matrix Oil Project could set a dangerous precedent
for the use and development of Prop A open space in your community as well.
We take a lot of things for granted- especially our Parks and Open Space. If
you want to continue to enjoy green and open places to walk, play, hike and
enjoy native plants and wildlife we have to speak up and speak out to save
our open space!
For More Information Please Visit: http://gloriamolina.org/green-not-greed
For an extremely informative FAQ sheet, please see:
What you can do:
>>> Attend and speak at the LA County Board of Supervisors Public Hearing onOctober 29. Bring your friends, neighbors, and coworkers.
Whittier Hills Oil Watch (WHOW) is urging all participants to wear green or
blue to show opposition to the oil drilling project.
>>> Join the Facebook event page at: www.facebook.com/events/241220166028242http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/oil-drilling-could-becoming?source=c.url
>>> Sign the petition to the Supervisors at:
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