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Are you worried about drilling in your neighborhood? Here are some steps you can take to protect your community:
1. Find out where there is oil drilling near you.
Use this Well Finder from the Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources to find out if there is drilling in your neighborhood. Simply enter your address.
2. Contact your elected representatives.
Make your elected officials work for your community. Reach out to California State Senators and Assemblymembers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Mayor of Los Angeles and Los Angeles City Councilmembers to express your concerns about neighborhood drilling.
3. Report air quality concerns.
If you are experiencing odd or foul odors near your community (oil or gas odors, sulfuric "rotten egg" odors, etc.), you can contact the South Coast Air Quality Management District to file a complaint.
Keep your eyes open when you see increased truck traffic or hear odd noises. Oil companies are required to electronically notify the SCAQMD no more than 10 days and no later than 48 hours prior to the start of drilling, well completion, or rework of an onshore oil or gas well.
The below portal provides the community and public the ability to view these reports, including chemical reports and emission source reports:
4. Report health issues.
If you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms including nosebleeds, headaches, eye irritation, allergy-like symptoms, etc., you may file a report with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
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