Communities Selected for First Round of Air Monitoring
As part of the State’s ongoing commitment to clean the air in communities most impacted by pollution, the California Air Resources Board has initiated the Study of Neighborhood Air near Petroleum Sources (SNAPS) to evaluate air quality in communities near oil and gas extraction and related facilities. The four communities selected to host air monitoring units in the first round include:
Lost Hills, Lost Hills Oil Field, Kern County (first location to be monitored)
McKittrick and Derby Acres, McKittrick Oil Field and Midway-Sunset Oil Field, Kern County
Baldwin Hills, Inglewood Oil Field, Los Angeles County
South Los Angeles, Las Cienegas Oil Field, Los Angeles County
Additional communities will be selected as the study progresses.
A community meeting was held in Lost Hills in Fall 2018 to discuss monitoring strategies and receive additional community input. Additional community meetings will follow, with monitoring in Lost Hills beginning Spring 2019.