WHOW - Whittier Hills Oil Watch


La Habra Heights


 

Open Space Legal Defense Fund - Click here

 


Timeline of Events with the Matrix/La Habra Heights Oil Project - Click here

 

 

 Matrix Oil Facility Fire at Honolulu Terrace 2005 and

AQMD Violations at Sycamore Canyon 2010.

 

 *  Whittier Daily News Article on the Oil Fire, May 19, 2005 - Click here

*  OSHA Report on the Incident - Click here

*  Verdict on Lawsuit - Click here

*  Settlement on Lawsuit - Click here
*  AQMD Violation on Matrix Sycamore Canyon Facility May 4, 2010 - Click here
*  Findings and Decisions of the AQMD Board Regarding Matrix Sycamore Canyon Facility - Click here

 

 Matrix Oil Facility, Whittier California - Honolulu Terrace Fire May 19, 2005

 


Maps of Matrix Oil's La Habra Heights Oil Project

 

Look where the border is between Whittier and La Habra Heights.  Matrix La Habra Heights facility is next door the Whiitter. Based off of Google Maps. 

A close up of the new Matrix/Sempar Oil and Gas Operations site.

 

 2014

 

La Habra Heights/Matrix meeting about oil project. Wednesday April 16, 2014.

 


Documents on Oil Project:

 

*  Lighting and Glare Study Matrix La habra heights December 22, 2011 - Click here
*  Noise Impact Assessment Study Matrix La Habra Heights January 11, 2012 - Click here
*  Preliminary Geologic and Hydroligic Evaluation Report Matrix La Habra Heights March 7, 2012 - Click here
*  Biological Resources Assessment Matrix Facility La Habra Heights June 11, 2010 - Click here
*  Pavement Evaluation Study December 5, 2012 - Click here
*  Conditional Use Permit Application - Click here

*  Matrix and Sempra Energy Lease - Click here
*  E-Mails between the City of La  - Click hereHabra Heights and Matrix Oil - Click here
LHH General Plan - Click here
La Habra Heights requires environmental impact report for oil-drilling proposal - Click here
Matrix FAQ on Oil Project January 23, 2012 - Click here
Matrix Outreach Notice for January 23, 2012 Meeting - Click here


Maps of Proposed Project


*  Central Processing Facility - Click here
*  Pipeline Routing - Click here
*  Project Site Plan - Click here
*  Site Boundary - Click here

 


Earthquakes and Oil Drilling

 

 *  Earthquakes and Oil Drilling  - Click here

 


 Articles on Earthquakes and Oil Drilling


*  Biggest Earthquake Ever in Oklahoma is linked to Oil Wastewater Injection  Click here

Biggest Ever Earthquake In Oklahoma Is Linked To Oil Wastewater Injection
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/03/27/oklahoma-earthquakes-linked-to-wastewater-disposal-from-oil-wells/#U3kDTvUv8OBifXMh.99
Biggest Ever Earthquake In Oklahoma Is Linked To Oil Wastewater Injection
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/03/27/oklahoma-earthquakes-linked-to-wastewater-disposal-from-oil-wells/#U3kDTvUv8OBifXMh.99
Biggest Ever Earthquake In Oklahoma Is Linked To Oil Wastewater Injection
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/03/27/oklahoma-earthquakes-linked-to-wastewater-disposal-from-oil-wells/#U3kDTvUv8OBifXMh.99
Biggest Ever Earthquake In Oklahoma Is Linked To Oil Wastewater Injection
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/03/27/oklahoma-earthquakes-linked-to-wastewater-disposal-from-oil-wells/#U3kDTvUv8OBifXMh.99
Biggest Ever Earthquake In Oklahoma Is Linked To Oil Wastewater Injection
Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/03/27/oklahoma-earthquakes-linked-to-wastewater-disposal-from-oil-wells/#U3kDTvUv8OBifXMh.99- Click here

*  "Unprecedented" Rise in Earthquakes Directly Linked to Oil and Gas Drilling - Click here

Deep Disposal Wells from Oil and Gas Drilling Linked to Earthquakes - Click here

New Study Finds Another Link Between Drilling and Earthquakes - Click here

 


Health Issues - Living next to an Oil Field

 
*  Sen. Boxer calls on Los Angeles company to stop oil operations - Click here
*  Culver City Challenges New Drilling in Local Oil Field - Click here
Culver City challenges new drilling in local oil field - See more at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/04/culver-city-challenges-new-drilling-in-local-oil-field.html#sthash.NaOO2Uxv.dpuf
*  Oil and Gas Industry Chemicals and Health - Click here
Leukemia: The price of living close to an oil refinery? - Click here
Environmental Problems Caused by Oil Fields - Click here
*  Cancer and the Oil Field - Click here
*  Secret Oil Rigs In Los Angeles Uncovered (VIDEO) - Click Here
*  Cancer and Oil Drilling - Click here

Oil and gas industry chemicals and health
Oil and gas industry chemicals and health

 

 


Matrix Honolulu Oil Facility Fire in Whittier May 19, 2005

 

 *  Whittier Daily News Article on the Oil Fire, May 19, 2005 - Click here

*  OSHA Report on the Incident - Click here

*  Verdict on Lawsuit - Click here

*  Settlement on Lawsuit - Click here

 


Questions for the EIR

 

 *  Whittier's Oil Project EIR's - Look at these to get questions to ask - Click here

*  Comment Letter to the DEIR (Draft Environmental Report) - Click here


*  Whittier's DEIR (Draft Environmental Impact Report) - Click here

 

 


Videos on Whittier's Oil Project

 

 *  Videos on Whittiers Oil Project - Click here

*  WHOW TV (videos on all types of Oil issues including FRACKING) - Click here

*  WHOW TV Interviews - Click here

 

 

 

 


Matrix Oil and Clayton Williams Energy

 

 

Who is Matrix Oil and Clayton Williams Energy? - Click here

 

 Matrix Honolulu Oil Facility Fire in Whittier May 19, 2005

 

*  Whittier Daily News Article on the Oil Fire,                      May 19, 2005 - Click here

*  OSHA Report on the Incident - Click here

*  Verdict on Lawsuit - Click here

*  Settlement on Lawsuit - Click here

 

Pictures of the Honolulu Terrace Oil Facility Fire May 19, 2005.
Matrix Oil Facility Honolulu Terrace in Whittier.  Oil Faciltiy Fire May 2005 in underground wells (cellar).  Same type of facility as proposed for New Oil Project.   

 

2012

 

 

 

MATRIX OIL WANTS



TO EXPAND DRILLING IN THE HILLS

Matrix has now moved to La Habra Heights to drill. Read document below that was put into the Whittier Daily News Sunday addition (1/15/12) on page A-15


STOP THE DRILLING


Community Outreach Meeting Notice

 

Matrix Oil Corporation is pleased to announce the initiation of permitting for
revitalization of the existing Oil and Gas Operation located at the old Sempra
Utilities Gas Storage complex on the Western edge of the City of La Habra Heights.
The Matrix Sempra property as shown in the map below consists of approximately
70 Acres of previously developed natural gas wells and facilities operated in the.
past by Sempra Utilities. Matrix Oil, as the new owner of the property intends
to return the existing property to production and develop a new state-of-the-art.
operation in the City of La Habra Heights.

 

Please join Matrix Oil Corporation for a brief presentation and informal question
and answer session to discuss the scope and intent of the Project.

 

Matrix-Sempra Site Location
2490 Las Palomas in La Habra Heights

Community Meeting Date and Time:

 

La Habra Heights City Hall MPR
1245 North Hacienda Road
January 23
, 2012

7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Your opinions are important to IJS
and we look forward to working with
the City of La Habra Heights and
everyone in the community.
.

 

FRIENDLY HILLS PROPERTY OWNERS THAT LIVE

ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL BE IMPACTED

Seranata Drive, Cerquita Drive, Stoneridge Drive, Auroa Crest Drive

and New Castle Drive
 
This site will be 10X's larger then the Whittier oil site pad and the equalvalent of 70 football fields.

 

Read the description below about what Matrix intends to do with the La

Habra Heights Facility.  This is taken out of the Final Environmental

Impact Report October 2011.


3.0 Cumulative Projects

3.2.1.3 City of La Habra Heights

The City of La Habra Heights does not currently have any active or proposed cumulative projects in the cumulative impact study area that have completed applications on file with the City of La Habra Heights. However, in December of 2010 Matrix submitted an application to the City of La Habra Heights to develop oil and gas in an existing oil field within the City of La Habra Heights (number 27 on Figure 3-1). The project would include: reentering existing wells for recompleting or drilling deeper; drilling new wells; construction of new surface facilities to separate water from oil and to clean produced gas to pipeline quality; construction of a new truck loading facility for shipping oil; and construction of associated pipelines and support facilities. The project would produce up to 1,500 barrels per day of crude oil, 3 million standard cubic feet per day of gas and would involve drilling up to 25 production wells and five injection wells. The City of La Habra Heights project site is approximately 1.6 miles southeast of the proposed Project site. 

Whittier Project EIR 3-4 October 2011

Final

 

 On January 23, 2012, Matrix Oil Corporation scheduled a Community Outreach meeting for residents of La Habra Heights. They are seeking to restart resource production within the City.

The meeting was advertised as open to the public and held in a public facility.

Seeking to record and present the meeting to our viewing audience and those who could not attend the public meeting, the Avocado Express news outlet obtained permission to record a pool feed of the meeting provided to us by the contracted television crew. Matrix Oil then decided to rescind their offer and attempted to block our camera from recording the event.

La Habra Heights Councilmen, Roy Francis, Carl Westerhoff, Stan Carroll along with former Council members Carol Engelhardt and Fred Klein were in attendance.

After intervention by La Habra Heights Councilman Roy Francis, members of the Forth Estate (News Media) were allowed to stay and record the pool feed of the public meeting.

Can you really trust any organization, corporation or individual that works this hard to keep you in the dark?

Matrix Oil
Community Outreach Meeting
January 23, 2012
La Habra Heights, CA
Complete and unedited
Link to Matrix Oil Meeting: http://bit.ly/zDxbnB

Learn more at: www.TheAvocadoExpress.com

                                      Video by The Avacado Express

Video courtesy of "The Avacado Express"

Community Outreach Meeting Notice

 

Matrix Oil Corporation is pleased to announce the initiation of permitting for
revitalization of the existing Oil and Gas Operation located at the old Sempra Utilities Gas Storage complex on the Western edge of the City of La Habra Heights. The Matrix Sempra property as shown in the map below consists of approximately 70 Acres of previously developed natural gas wells and facilities operated in the past by Sempra Utilities. Matrix Oil, as the new owner of the property intends to return the existing property to production and develop a new state-of-the-art operation in the City of La Habra Heights.

 Please join Matrix Oil Corporation for a brief presentation and informal question
and answer session to discuss the scope and intent of the Project.


Map of New Matrix/Sempra Facility just outside of Whittier's boarder.  The site is the red pin on the right side.   The red pin on the left side shows the current Oil Facility in Whittier.  It is approximately 1.6 miles between facilities.

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Maps of New Matrix Gas and Oil Site

 

According to Google Maps the address of this facility is within several hundred feet of a Whittier homes.  Whittier is to the left of the Blue line and La Habra Heights is to the Right.  The border is an approxamate position.

Matrix - Sempra 70 Acre Oil and Gas Operations will butt up against homes on the East side of Friendly Hills ( all dimensions and areas are approximate to the actual location(s)) Long view above and close up below.  (North is Top, West is Left, South is Bottom and East is Right)

 

How close do you live to the Matrix Sempra Gas and Oil Facility if you live in Friendly Hills?

 How close do you live to the Matrix Sempra Gas and Oil Facility if you live in La Habra Heights?

The above map is what the City of Whittier uses.  Compare it to the picture above to see how close this project will be to the City of Whittier.  It is just across the road.

 This is the map of the entire City of Whittier below.

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La Habra Heights trying to get a position on the Habitat Authority Board.

 

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