Los Angeles is taking a big step toward banning new oil, gas drilling in the city

The city council on Wednesday took a major step toward banning new oil and gas wells in Los Angeles, as well as beginning the necessary amortization process before phasing out existing oil and gas wells.

The members of the Council unanimously approved a number of recommendations from its Budget and Finance Committee, including:

– to have the Department of City Planning and the City Attorney’s Office draw up a decree banning new oil and gas extraction and making extraction activities an inconsistent application in all areas of the city;

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