WHOW - Whittier Hills Oil Watch


Working together to Preserve our Hills

We are a Non-Partisan Organization
Whittier, California
Website updated October 19, 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


Here is where are Council members live

 in relation to the oil project.  Looks like

their neighborhoods won't be affected.



WHOW Town Hall Meeting

October 22, 2014

WHOW Town Hall Meeting

October 22, 2014

7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Palm Park Aquatic Center

5703 Palm Ave

Whittier, Ca. 90601 

Download Flyer - Click here







Posted October 18, 2014

Some of you may have thought the oil project was lost by the City and the Oil Companies. I wish I could say that was the case. There are appeals and challenges that have been filed by the City and the oil companies to reinstate the project. The City screwed up by signing a lease before having land to drill on. They have put themselves in a very bad situation financially with the oil companies.

The City has allowed the oil companies to put up the money to pay for the City's litigation which by our best guesstimates is in the millions of dollars. We have Matrix which is according to their own numbers does about 5 million dollars a year in revenue. Then you have Clayton Williams Energy that is worth over a BILLION DOLLARS who also has a big stake in this project (75% ownership of the lease).

We are bringing in experts speaking about different facets of this project and our State Assemblyman (who is has said publicly he is against the oil project and provided letters to both the Whittier City Council and L.A. County Board of Supervisors stating that). Unlike the City, we will provide you the TRUTH about this project. Our information is based off of facts and documentation.

I encourage you to find out exactly where we stand on the oil project as of that evening and to get some background on how we got here and who may be responsible for this mess.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.
For Flyer - Click here


 Driving Directions start from Whittier City Hall - Click here


Map start from Whittier City Hall - Click here





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


Visit our Friends Heights Oil Watch (HOW).  Learn about their fight with Matrix

Oil in La Habra Heights - Click here



Films on Oil and Fracking - Click here


Topics of Interest:


  • 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."

Margaret Meed

Guess this sounds like WHOW. We still have work to do.



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