Los Angeles has officially banned new oil wells in the city, further increasing the city’s reliance on foreign sources of oil.
On Friday, the Los Angeles City Council held a vote and all were in favor of getting rid of oil drilling in Los Angeles. They greenlit a measure to prohibit the extraction process of new oil and gas. The vote for the measure passed with no one voting against it – 12 to 0.
The city will get rid of operations that already are running “after a 20-year amortization period,” according to a fact sheet.
“This may be the most important step towards environmental justice that this council has taken in recent memory,” Council President Paul Krekorian said. Read more…