The public comments submitted were 98% in opposition to the proposal.
Public Hearing Scheduled for October 24 in Ventura; Comments Accepted Through November 8.
A look back at some of the big things that happened in 2016!
Forest Service indefinitely halts plan to lease 52,000 acres of the Los Padres National Forest to the oil industry.
ForestWatch and others seek to halt expansion of oil drilling across 52,000 acres of forest land.
ForestWatch lawsuit protects federal lands near Los Padres National Forest
Ventura County Supervisors miss an opportunity to update World War II-era drilling permits to protect condors.
Three conservation groups sued Ventura County to halt a plan to drill 19 new oil wells along the Santa Paula Canyon Trail.
Bureau of Land Management failed to consider threats of fracking to air, water and wildlife
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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