Working together to Preserve our Hills
Website updated December 17, 2014
Tax ID Number - 27-2784841
We are a group of homeowners and residents concerned about the effects of oil drilling to the environment and our community. We are Opposed to Oil Drilling in our Hills.
In Loving Memory of Pete Fischer. A True Friend that will be Greatly Missed. Thank you Pete
VERBAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN L.A. COUNTY SUPERVISOR ZEV YAROSLAVSKI AND MATRIX ATTORNEY
This is the verbal exchange between L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavski and the Matrix Attorney regarding Whittier's Oil Project. Supervisor Yaroslavski makes it very clear to the Matrix Attorney that the funding runs out in June of 2015 not the Open Space Status. Exchange took place October 29, 2013 at the L.A. county Board of Supervisors meeting.
Here is the for link for the transcript. Conversation starts on page 100. Click here
the County's Consent for the Lease
Read the E-Mail between the City of Whittier and L.A. County where Whittier acknowledges they need the "CONSENT" from the County for the lease. Click here
Whittier Did Get it WRONG
Read the Letter between L.A. County and Whittier regarding Whittier's misinterpretation of Prop A.
Letter from L.A. County to Whittier - Click here
Whittier's response to L.A. County's Letter - Click here
Clearly Whittier never got it right. The fact they lost all of the lawsuits should be the City's first clue they were wrong.
RESTART OIL DRILLING PROJECT IN
THE WHITTIER HILLS JUNE 2015
Yes, its true. The City of Whittier plans to defy the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. On October 29, 2013 they voted 5/0 not to release the land from Open Space Status. Thus preventing the City from going forward. The Supervisors have always had the power to release the land from Open Space Status. The City new that and had acknowledged that in e-mails between the City and the County.
The problem is the City made a deal with the oil companies before they ever secured the land. This entire project has been based on the City's interpretation of Prop "A". With all of their court looses its clear they have been wrong.
So now they have signed a lease to drill for oil on land that they never had the right to drill on. This is why I say the City has put themselves in a position for bankruptcy. The oil companies will sue Whittier based off of lost revenue not the lease.
So who benefits if the oil project would have gone through. Our City Attorney's water company Cal Domestic Water. They will be one of the water suppliers to the oil project. He is the same attorney that has been advising the City on the oil project. Gee, who is our attorney really working for? The Habitat Authority who has been taking oil money since at least 2004 and has an agreement(s) with Matrix oil to use Habitat Land for equipment storage in Sycamore Canyon. Whittier City Councilman Bob Henderson has been the Chairman of the Board of the Habitat Authority since its inception in 1994.
We as Citizens are expected to live by the rules of our community. Yet, our City Council does not feel the same. They have ignored agreements and the L.A. County Board Supervisors. How can they be respected when they don't lead by example.
Lets ban together to end this project once and for all. Follow us here and our website for updated information and documents on the oil project. Checkout our website to see the documents on the Habitat Authority taking money from oil companies. Go to PUENTE HILLS HABITAT AUTHORITY
Also see the following video below from one of Whittier's contract attorney's who is also working on the oil project James Markman.
live. Will they be affected by the oil
in relation to the oil project. Looks like
their neighborhoods won't be affected.
Topics of Interest:
- La Habra Heights - HOW (Heights Oil Watch) gets anti oil initiative on the ballot for March 3, 2015 election. (November 4, 2014) - Click here
- LA HABRA HEIGHTS CITIZENS. IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO UNITE WITH WHOW. LETS STOP THE OIL PROJECT ONCE AND FOR ALL. Click here.
- What's going on in La Habra Heights with Matrix Oil - Click here
- Henderson Insults WHOW's President at Whittier College Candidate Forum - April 2, 2014, See Video - Click here
- 2014 Election Events - Click here
- Stay Up-to-date on the 2014 Election and the Candidates at "Election 2014" - Click here
- Whittier Voting Rights Lawsuit. visit Whittier Voters Coalition - click here
- L.A. County Board of Supervisors Kill Oil Project - Click here
- We Won the Legal Fight - Click here
- History of the Oil Project - Click here
- Fracking and Earthquake Connection - Whittier's Oil Field and Baldwin Hills Oil Field are Featured. KCET Investigative Report 11/27/2012 Click here to see Story (10 min)
- The City's Check to Los Angeles County that was returned to Whittier June 6, 2012. Click here
- Los Angeles County's Lawsuit against Whittier and the Oil Project Filed October 25, 2012. Click here
- Latest Lawsuit filed by California's State Attorney General Kamala Harris against
Whittier's Oil Project August 31, 2012. Click here
- Here is What the State of California says about Prop "A". Click Here
- Letter from L.A. County that says Esther did Lobby for the City of Whittier but never registered as a Lobbyist. Click here
- Whittier Oil Project Stopped by Judge - Click here
- Friends of WHOW - Click here
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the World. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
Guess this sounds like WHOW. We still have work to do.
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