Los Angeles City Council approves phaseout of oil drilling
- United States
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a measure to ban new oil and gas wells and phase out existing ones.
The measure would shut down oil and gas fields in the city after a decade of complaints from residents about negative health impacts — nosebleeds, wheezing, coughing — they blamed on air pollution from the sites.
Activists say that Black and Latino residents of the city are the most affected by pollution from the sites.
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