Banning Ranch oil operations to expand and consolidate

At the California Coastal Commission hearing on Friday 12-9-16 it was decided that oil operations will be able to be continued and expanded largely due to a stipulation that the oil operations have been going on long before any regulatory agencies were formed.

The plan.

To put it in plainly, the owners plan is to consolidate and expand operations within two designated oil remainder areas (ORAs) and abandon three wells outside of those two areas.

The Coastal Commission says that before this plan will be implemented,all procedures to be used will be reviewed and approved by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board and Orange County Health Care Agency.
The owner will be providing a soil treatment facility, a stormwater runoff control plan, and appropriate structural and nonstructural best management strategies