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Nat'l Monument Saved from New Oil Drilling

Oil exploration halted at Carrizo Plain National Monument near New Cuyama, California!

Date:   3/3/2006 12:08:35 PM   ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1681 times

News Release--The Wilderness Society: http://www.wilderness.org/NewsRoom/Release/20060226.cfm


Oil Company Withdraws Plans To Drill In Carrizo Plain National Monument


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Poppies, goldfields, and Douglas' lupines at Carrizo Plain National Monument
photo by Larry Ulrich http://www.wilderness.org/NewsRoom/Release/20060226.cfm



CARRIZO PLAIN, CA, Feb. 26, 2006 -- The federal Bureau of Land Management has announced that a Bakersfield oil exploration firm will not drill for oil in the Carrizo Plain National Monument near New Cuyama.

Last November, Richard D. Sawyer, the lease holder, filed a “Notice of Staking” with the BLM, announcing his intent to drill an exploratory well inside the monument boundary. Under the terms of the lease, Sawyer had until March 15, 2006 to begin the drilling.

Now, according to the BLM, Sawyer will not have enough time to begin drilling by the expiration date, and the drilling company he hired – Longbow LLC – has withdrawn its plans to begin drilling operations.

“Our national monument is safe from expanded oil development,” said Jeff Kuyper, executive director of Los Padres ForestWatch. “We’re relieved that our public lands will not be invaded by drill rigs, access roads, and other infrastructure.”

Oil and gas development including the construction of drilling pads, roads and other infrastructure causes loss and fragmentation of wildlife habitat and other impacts to the environment.

The lease where drilling was planned contains suitable habitat for several endangered animals, including the San Joaquin kit fox and the blunt-nosed leopard lizard. The Carrizo Plain National Monument contains one of the highest concentrations of rare plants and animals in the entire state of California.

“The proposed oil drilling site was located in the midst of prime habitat for some of the Monument’s most imperiled plants and animals,” said Geary Hund, California Desert and Monuments Program Director of The Wilderness Society. “We hope this spells an end to new oil drilling in the National Monument. It is simply not a compatible use.”

If drilling had proceeded and oil was found in the area, Sawyer could have developed all 3,500 acres of his seven oil leases in the area.

The 250,000-acre Carrizo Plain National Monument was established in 2001 to protect one of the last remaining untouched tracts of land in the San Joaquin Valley. It also contains one of the largest concentrations of threatened and endangered species in all of California.

The Presidential Proclamation that created the monument prohibits any new oil leases inside the monument boundaries, but allowed existing leases to be developed. Sawyers' leases are among 18 "grandfathered" in when the national monument was formed. The other leases are at three locations within the monument and have already been drilled.

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