In August 2011, EDC research uncovered that Occidental Petroleum Company disclosed that on May 27, 2011 it had fracked an oil well within the Rincon field, located between the cities of Ventura and Carpinteria, and situated within steep coastal hills that drain straight into the ocean. The fracking operation was conducted at a depth of 8,474 feet and required more than 360,000 gallons of water. In March of this year, an oil spill from the Rincon field occurred after a landslide ruptured a pipeline, releasing approximately 210 gallons of oil on the beach between Hobson and Faria County Parks. EDC is working to determine whether more fracking operations are planned within Ventura County, and to advocate for full environmental analysis and disclosure before any future projects are approved.
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