July 13 2018

South Kern Sol – In Oil-Rich Kern County, Arvin Poised to Regulate Petroleum Companies For First Time In 53 Years

Diana Rodriguez, South Kern resident – photo: The California Endowment

 

…The original petroleum facilities and operations code was adopted in 1965. More than half a century later, it is being updated with support from community advocates, but being met with resistance from energy companies that have long reigned supreme in Kern County, which derives much of its economic power from oil…

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