Oil Pollution of Farm Lands in Kern County
CPM Partners Frank Pitre and Ara Jabagchourian represent Palla Farms in an action against several oil producers in Kern County. The action alleges that waste water from oil producing activity was improperly disposed of. This has led to the contamination the ground water used by farmers for irrigation with toxic levels of chloride and other substances. As a result, the polluted irrigation water has drastically impacted the health of commercial cherry trees.