Come tell the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to stop oil drilling in our county! At their next meeting they will finally decide whether a polluting oil company, E&B Natural Resources, has the right to keep producing oil from its Livermore wells for another ten years. In the meantime, please sign this petition to the supervisors.
E&B is a fossil fuel company with a disturbing track record of accidents and spills. Since 2007, the oil company has reported at least 48 spills of oil or other hazardous materials in four different California counties—including Alameda. Multiple agencies have cited the company for violations of environmental and safety protections, and E&B has demonstrated time and time again that it cannot be trusted to follow regulations. Its operations in eastern Alameda County put our drinking water at risk of contamination from the undisclosed chemicals used in the oil-production process.
Nonetheless, on May 24 the East Alameda County Board of Zoning Adjustments voted 2-0 to approve two conditional use permits for E&B Natural Resources. The permits would allow E&B to dispose of oil-drilling waste by injecting it into local aquifers, and nearly triple the area it can inject with wastewater, from 26 to about 70 acres.
Ten more years of oil extraction in the county would fly in the face of California’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Alameda County should be leading the way toward a safer and sustainable energy future—not signing up for another decade of dirty, climate-destroying oil extraction.
Now it’s up to the Board of Supervisors to weigh in. Please sign this petition urging them to take bold action and deny E&B’s permit application!
Tuesday, July 24, 1 PM (please note the corrected time)
County Administration Building, Board Chambers
1221 Oak St., Fifth floor