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ForestWatch’s 2016 Top Accomplishments

A look back at some of the big things that happened in 2016!

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VICTORY: Oil Drilling and Fracking Plan Halted Indefinitely

Forest Service indefinitely halts plan to lease 52,000 acres of the Los Padres National Forest to the oil industry.

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Groups Challenge Los Padres Oil Drilling Plan

ForestWatch and others seek to halt expansion of oil drilling across 52,000 acres of forest land.

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Legal Victory Overturns Plan to Open 1 Million Acres of Public Land to Drilling, Fracking

ForestWatch lawsuit protects federal lands near Los Padres National Forest

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County, FWS Deliver Big Gift to Oil Industry

Ventura County Supervisors miss an opportunity to update World War II-era drilling permits to protect condors.

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Lawsuit Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in Santa Paula Canyon

Three conservation groups sued Ventura County to halt a plan to drill 19 new oil wells along the Santa Paula Canyon Trail.

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Groups Oppose Plan to Open Over a Million Acres of Federal Property in CA to Drilling and Fracking

Bureau of Land Management failed to consider threats of fracking to air, water and wildlife

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Legislation Announced to Benefit Wilderness, Watersheds, and Recreation in the Los Padres and Carrizo Plain

Nearly 250,000 acres of wilderness could be added.

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County Approves Oil Wells Along Popular Hiking Trail in Santa Paula Canyon

ForestWatch Files Appeal to Planning Commission, Citing Violations of State Law

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Draft Report Reveals Significant Environmental Impacts of Fracking in Ventura County’s Sespe Oil Field

State Identifies Significant & Unavoid- able Impacts to Wildlife, Water Quality, & Public Safety in Sespe Oil Field

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