Let’s turn up the heat on the EPA and take a strong stand to protect SLO’s water.

Here’s a list of who to email. Contact our EPA administrators to voice your concern.

Main Contact:
David Albright
U.S. EPA, Region 9
Manager, Drinking Water Protection Section (WTR-9)
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

You should also include:
Michele Dermer
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94015

George Robin
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94015

You should cc:
Bruce Kobelski
Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water
USEPA Headquarters
William Jefferson Clinton Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Mail code: 4606M
Washington, DC 20460

Here is a list of reasons to oppose the expansion of the enhanced oil recovery and waste disposal wells in Price Canyon. This list has been partially adapted from a press release from the Center for Biological Diversity regarding the expansion application and also includes several other reasons to oppose this project.
  • Hydrogeologist Matt Hagemann says state officials have failed to demonstrate that the proposed exempted area is hydraulically isolated from drinking water supplies.
  • This expansion would allow a ten-fold increase in production.  This would create a massive increase in the amount of waste generated.
  • Our groundwater resources and our county should not be sacrificed to the oil industry for disposal of wastewater.
  • Neither the applicant (Freeport McMoRan) nor DOGGR have met their burden of demonstrating that the aquifer cannot be used for beneficial or domestic purposes, or that it is hydraulically isolated from other current or future beneficial use or domestic water sources.
  • State regulators have illegally allowed wells to be drilled in our protected aquifers.
  • Air pollution, the risk of a spill, or the harmful effects to our groundwater resources reduces the quality of life and the property value of the community we share.