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Los Angeles City Council approves ban of new oil and gas wells

Los Angeles City Council approves ban of new oil and gas wells
Black and Latino communities in the city have been disproportionately burdened from the impacts of the fossil fuel pollution

Los Angeles City Council have approved a 禁止 on new そして ガス 井戸, along with the phase-out of existing fossil fuel sites.

It means that oil and gas fields in the city will be shuttered after a decade of complaints from residents about negative health impacts — nosebleeds, wheezing, coughing — they blamed on 大気汚染 from the sites.

Black and Latino communities in the city have been disproportionately burdened from the impacts of the fossil fuel pollution, activists say.

天使たち, the second most populous city in the US, has the country’s largest concentration of urban oil fields.

There are approximately 1,000 active or idle wells in the city, according to a city controller’s report citing data from the state Division of Oil, ガス and Geothermal Resources.

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