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City objects to county plan to allow more oil wells near Persimmon Hill

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
At its meeting July 25, the Ojai City Council voted unanimously to file an appeal of an oil and gas project behind Soule Park Golf Course.
The Bentley oil and gas lease, at 12540 Creek Road, features nine oil wells.
Council members expressed concern not about the wells, but about the route tanker trucks would use leaving the site — left turns from southbound Creek Road onto southbound Highway 33 — and the proposed use of a full-time flare to burn off gas extracted with oil.

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