A HazMat Spill from Oil Fields & Pipelines about Every Other Day in California

There was some recent press about the number of oil spills in Colorado.  They have about 2 spills a day. California has a much lower oil production rate than Colorado, but there still are a lot of spills here, according to the California Emergency Management Agency. The Final Environmental Impact Report says that there is a 34% likelihood of an oil spill during the proposed Hermosa Beach project’s life.

California HazMat Spills

California HazMat Spills (Click image for larger view)

The Hermosa Beach Oil Drilling Project would be illegal in Colorado, since they require a minimum distance of 500 feet between a oil well and homes. Click here for more information the location of this project. Click here for E&B spill statistics.

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Rattle and Hmm: Oil Mining Triggering Quakes in Oklahoma, Study Finds – US News

Chad Devereaux clears bricks that fell from his in-laws' home in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes in November 2011. More than 500 earthquakes have shaken Oklahoma since 2009.

Chad Devereaux clears bricks that fell from his in-laws’ home in Sparks, Okla., following two earthquakes in November 2011. More than 500 earthquakes have shaken Oklahoma since 2009.

The Hermosa Beach project calls for 4 wastewater injection wells

Wastewater injection is causing stronger and more frequent “ruptures” across the eastern and central swathes of the state, a research team says.

By Alan Neuhauser July 3, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. EDT + More

It’s the shakiest state in the nation, and now we know why.

Wastewater injection, a critical part of the Oklahoma oil boom, is behind the state’s dramatic surge in earthquakes since 2009, a new study finds.

via Rattle and Hmm: Oil Mining Triggering Quakes in Oklahoma, Study Finds – US News.