Image by Jason McCormick shows borderline between San Benito and Santa Clara counties ā€” two of the legal battlegrounds among officials, oilmen and environmentalists.

Citadel plans to reroute litigation over San Benito County oil

CEO says Citadel has no plan to end legal pursuit supporting local interest

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Agriculture

Citadel drops Measure J lawsuit against county

Oil company had filed a $1.2 billion claim against the county before pursuing litigation

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Business / Economy

Oil company sues San Benito County

Formal filing follows $1.2 billion claim against county filed after passage of Measure J

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Business / Economy

Supes, Citadel trade shots over debt to Center for Biological Diversity

Supervisors say Citadel owes taxpayers $262,500; but oil company said it is appealing California court's decision, claiming that the debt issue should be decided in court

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Agriculture

COMMENTARY: Measure Jā€™s approval by vast majority of residents served notice to local politicians

Local politicians failed their constituents one more time on important issues

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Business / Economy

Judge tells Citadel to stop oil production near Pinnacles

Ruling comes two weeks after company announced its first well was producing oil

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Business / Economy

Citadel says San Benito County well is producing oil

The company and San Benito County were recently found to have not done proper environmental review at the drilling site

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Agriculture

Oil Drilling Concerns Fuel Comments at Chamber Mixer

Oil Drilling Concerns Fuel Comments at Chamber Mixer

Oil drilling in southern San Benito County

Health

Oil Exploration to Proceed in South County

Supervisors Deny Appeal to Request Further Environmental Studies