Developments Related to Oil and Gas Exploration

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/25/2020


No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for an ordinance adding Chapter 23.22 to the Marin County Code creating a voter-approved mechanism for any future development of onshore facilities supporting offshore oil and gas exploration. The County seeks to protect its coastline, inlets, and bays – and therefore also its agricultural lands, tourism, air quality, recreation, biodiversity, and quality of life. The action would be in response to what the County believes is an increased threat to locate these types of facilities in Marin and would bring it into alignment with counties up and down California’s coastline.  


The Board conducted the merit hearing and adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about developments related to oil and gas exploration.

Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel

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