KCE Participates in the 2018 Cesar Chavez Celebration!

Sunday, August 5th, 2018. The Kern County Fairgrounds was bustling on Sunday, August 5th for the Cesar Chavez Festival, a yearly event sponsored by the Cesar Chavez Foundation with free entertainment, a car show and a health fair. Visitors could walk around the fairgrounds to see displays of refinished vintage cars and hot rods, purchase […]

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Arvin One Step Closer to Stricter Oil and Gas Regulations

KCE Executive Director Tracy Leach speaks to the onerous ordinance and the jobs that will be lost.

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Community Voices: Good for Arvin

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Yearly Shafter Cinco de Mayo Event draws large crowd for 2018 Celebration

Saturday, May 5th, 2018: This yearly festival celebrates art, food and culture. Kern Citizens for Energy participated with a vendor booth where we passed out information about our coalition, candy, fans and raffled off a Chevron gift card. We love educating our communities about local oil & gas production!  

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KCE Supports Arvin’s 40th Annual Wildflower Festival

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“I Am The Oil Industry” Night – December 11

To show our appreciation for all the support our local oil and gas industry has received recently, we’re partnering with the Bakersfield Condors for “I Am the Oil Industry” group night on Dec. 11! We’re celebrating Kern County’s rich heritage and more than 100 years of petroleum’s contribution to our energy independence and exceptional quality […]

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OIL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT! – NOVEMBER 9th

  LAST CHANCE to comment on the Kern Oil & Gas EIR! JOIN US as we show up in strong support for Kern County’s oil industry! Monday, November 9th at 9 AM (Please arrive earlier – as early as 7 AM!) Kern County Admin. Building, 1115 Truxtun Avenue See you there!

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County Planning Commission recommends approval of oil and gas permitting initiative

BY JOHN COX jcox@bakersfield.com Monday, Oct 5, 2015 10:12 PM The Kern County Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to support an ambitious proposal that would streamline local oil permitting, turning back late proposals requested by members of the agriculture industry and even the board’s chairman. The commission’s recommendation to certify a massive environmental review and […]

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LOIS HENRY: Oil industry requires skeptical reporting, not scare tactics

BY LOIS HENRY lhenry@bakersfield.com Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 5:00 PM I’m all for healthy skepticism of the oil industry. By its nature, it’s a dirty, dangerous business. And let’s face it, it has priors for obscenely reckless behavior. But a recent story in The Los Angeles Times went far beyond shedding light on questionable practices. To […]

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INSIDE FRACKING: Chevron offers rare look at controversial practice

BY JOHN COX jcox@bakersfield.com Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 5:00 PM Patrick Niebuhr was chatting with a visitor outside a mobile command center in the Lost Hills Oil Field when suddenly a loud rumbling arose and exhaust began to stream from a series of red semi-trucks parked nearby. The commotion told Niebuhr, a Bakersfield-based technology manager […]

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