“The city council has an opportunity to allow the Carson voters an opportunity to really decide these issues” City Manager Kenneth Farfsing, August 11, 2016
The People’s Climate March was a great day, with Jane Fonda, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., organizations and it is being reported more than 5,000 people came together to stand up for the health and well being of our community. There was no sign of any Carson official at this event (you will find them in some of the photos below take at events on Saturday). Could it be the donations made to them or their pet projects are keeping them from standing with us? Is it their allegiance to the corporations, which kept them from alerting the public about the plans to build the largest refinery in the Western United States here in Carson?
Watering produce with oil drilling wastewater seems to have struck a nerve
Not just here, in Carson but around the world, our last email struck a nerve with the question if it is “Just a coincidence that the epidemic of autism hit after the first crops went out to market?”
The City of Carson’s response; promote a debunked movie that claims autism is caused by the MMR vaccine. It’s an outrage for our city to risk the progress made with autism by promoting this smoke screen.
The autism epidemic began approximately two years after the watering of our produce with oil drilling wastewater began. In addition to that, in 2011 when we experienced a surge in oil drilling, we also experienced a surge in autism.
It seems the very suggestion struck a nerve for the City of Carson to allow the promoting this FREE Movie Screening and theory. This movie is a disgrace to the families affected by autism and the work accomplished over two decades.
Carson city council unable to defend their actions decides to playing the game “if we don’t acknowledge them than they don’t exist”. I guess they’re unaware our last email was read around the world. Thank you to all who shared, posted and help to spread the truth around the world. Keep up the great work!
We received kind words and encouragement from many. One of our favorite messages received said, “Here’s hoping word and concern spreads. Thanks so much for sharing this! (And, your recent posts this morning – contacted friends in Argentina, Catholics, scientists, filmmaker).”
So, you see we don’t need the criminals of Carson acknowledging anything we do. Below is the world map and US map which shows exactly where our last email has been read over and over, by thousands.
United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, India, Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Monaco, Philippines, Portugal, and Vietnam
California, Nevada, Texas, Georgia, Ohio, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington
If you missed 60 Minutes regarding oil-drilling earthquakes, you need to look at what the people who hold elected positions in the City of Carson voted to do to not just Carson but to the South Bay. One of these oil-drilling earthquakes shook 14 states. This report was emailed to city council and staff before the 2nd reading of the oil & Gas. 60 Minutes Overtime
City Attorney Sanaz (Sunny) K. Soltani made the statement that the loophole is not a loophole, it’s a legal standard”. In fact, it is a loophole, which makes the residents responsible for the expected profits of the operator. Appointed Mayor Albert Robles and assistant city attorney Shannon L. Chaffin’s states there will be no drilling operations/production in residential areas. The truth of the matter is they will be drilling directly under our homes. Inaccurate/fraudulent statements also include “we have no water injection for disposal”; California standard is the wastewater is to be injected into the same formation/zone that is producing the oil and water. This activity is exactly what has caused Oklahoma to go from 2 earthquakes a year to 857 magnitudes 3 or greater in 2015. If they presented clear and accurate information this ordinance would never pass. Continue reading
Beverly Hills and Torrance, California both came up with ordinances that allow NO NEW DRILLING at no cost to the city or its residents for this ultimate protection.
Hermosa Beach residents only have to pay E & B Natural Resources their investment to stop oil drilling.
The elected officials here in Carson California have voted to make the residents responsible to pay the oil interests their expected profits, which is more than 4 billion dollars (in North Carson) just to stop fracking. Continue reading
Carson city council votes to welcome oil drilling on the Newport-Inglewood fault into our densely populated South Bay Communities. Among many other things, they voted to allow oilrigs 750ft from our residential communities, oil drilling directly under our homes and schools, and to make the residents responsible to pay more than 4 billion dollars to stop fracking. Continue reading
The City of Carson has illegally fired 6 city managers, illegally appointed 2 council members, defrauded the state to avoid a special election and the majority of the planning commission was appointed months before notice of vacancies went out. These are just a few of the facts that have been proven here in Carson.
Carson city council has decided to hold an illegal public hearing; an appeal has been filed on the decision of the planning commission on oil drilling. They have chosen to ignore the appeal and move forward to hold an illegal city council public hearing without addressing the appeal.
Who in their right mind would build their business based on an ordinance based on these illegal actions? Watson Land, Carson Companies and Occidental Petroleum aka California Resources Corporation aka Socal Holdings LLC that’s who.
Los Angeles County prosecutors are attempting to remove Carson Mayor Albert Robles from serving as a director on a regional water board, claiming in a lawsuit that holding both offices at the same time is a conflict of interest and violates California law.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has filed a civil suit demanding that Carson Mayor Al Robles resign his elected office on a regional water board, a seat he has held for more than two decades.
City Council has behaved so badly with their unethical and illegal behavior, they are calling our behavior buffoonery, blaming the residents of Carson for having to take security measures at city hall.
Occidental Petroleum aka California Resources Corporation aka SOCAL Holdings LLC can’t seem to get it together by following the law. SOCAL Holdings LLC began operations yesterday at the Oxy Project site and their first act was to force the commissioner’s illegal work under the rug and move forward as if nothing happened. All the better for the residents when we file our lawsuit.
The city continues to break the law; all the planning commissioners had to be reappointed on Saturday November 21, 2015 because proper noticing of the vacant positions was not given. Which means only friends of City Council would have known to apply. Any work they have done since Albert Robles vacated the seats and appointed the planning commissioners needs to be thrown out.
As you can see not all commissioners had to be reappointed but all of the planning commissioners did.
New evidence needed to stop drilling has been presented to the City of Carson
In light of the recent increase of earthquakes here in Carson, Carson Connected requested Dr. Tom Williams to do some research on earthquakes. Dr. Tom found form 1940 to 2014 (64 years) we had averaged less than 1 earthquake a year within a 1 mile radius of the Oxy Project. Which brings us to the first 9 months of 2015, we have had 7 earthquakes, and the only thing we are aware of going on within the 1 mile radius is Oxy and the fact they have resumed and stepped up production this year.