Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry could be in for an overhaul. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has proposed legislation to revamp the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), a division of the California Department of Conservation.
“It has been bit like the fox guarding the hen house,” Jackson told the Ojai Valley News Tuesday. “The structure at DOGGR has allowed the agency to commit to granting permits and doing whatever the industry wants, when their primary responsibility should be protecting our water supply and public health.”