The new year brings a new name and updated focus for California’s oil, gas, and geothermal regulatory entity: the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM).
Housed within the Department of Conservation, CalGEM replaces the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). The changes come as a result of AB 1057 (Assemblymember Limon, D-Santa Barbara), which was signed by Governor Newsom in October 2019.
CalGEM’s updated mission elevates its focus on protecting public health, safety, and the environment, and makes California’s transition to a low-carbon future a priority.
You can continue to find information about CalGEM on our website and the usual locations but note that access may change with the new name.
Be sure to update your bookmarks to the new web page conservation.ca.gov/calgem. And all emails with ‘DOGGR’ in the address will now have CalGEM instead, for example:
- DOGGR_webmaster@conservation.ca.gov is now CalGEM_webmaster@conservation.ca.gov;
- DOGGR_Headquarters@conservation.ca.gov is now CalGEM_Headquarters@conservation.ca.gov…and so on.
Read more about the changes in the news release here.