The Commission’s Public Information Officer is the point of contact for news media organizations and the public seeking information about the Commission’s programs and activities. The Public Information Officer issues news releases on the Commission’s behalf to inform the public and media about public land issues and news. Recent and archived news releases reporting Commission activities are online.
State Lands Commission and California Geological Energy Management Division announce oil well abandonment milestone
Sacramento, Calif.—The State Lands Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation’s California Geological Energy Management Division (CalGEM), has plugged and abandoned all 50 wells on Rincon Island and all 24 state onshore production wells.
Sacramento, Calif.—The State Lands Commission conveyed approximately 40 acres of land in Inyo County to the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Reservation today to preserve and protect tribal cultural resources.
Commission Meeting Highlights
The February 2021 meeting was especially momentous because the Commission, adopted a new five-year strategic plan to guide its work through 2025. Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis presided over the meeting in her new role as Chair.
The staff reports and comment letters associated with our December public meeting, our last of the year, are available here. The Executive Officer’s report, which contains updates and links to supplementary materials for activities and projects involving the Commission is available here. Chief among these updates is information about oil and gas decommissioning projects, offshore wind energy lease applications, and a recent Crockett Waterfront town hall. Below are highlights from the December meeting.