the playground at Sequoia Elementary School in Shafter, Kern County, CA

A case disputing Kern County’s green lighting of oil and gas permits for the next 25 or more years was heard in court on June 12-13 and August 10, 2017. Kern County is the top oil producing county in the United States, with severe impacts to public health and the environment. Kern County community members respectfully observed the court proceedings and now await the judges decision. Allies from across the state can share messages of solidarity in this struggle against #BigOil using the hashtag #StandwithKern.

Check out this overview for additional information, and contact us to get involved:

Kern County oil & gas ordinance overview

Kern County oil & gas ordinance overview_Spanish

Contesting Kern County’s Green lighting of Oil & Gas Permits