Anita Soina , The Green MP 🇰🇪's post

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to ban drilling of new oil and gas wells and phase out existing ones over the next 20 years. The vote comes after more than a decade of complaints from city residents that pollution drifting from wells was affecting their health. "Hundreds of thousands of Angelenos have had to raise their kids, go to work, prepare their meals (and) go to neighborhood parks in the shadows of oil and gas production," said Los Angeles City Council president Paul Krekorian, one of the councilmembers who introduced this measure. "The time has come .... when we end oil and gas production in the city of Los Angeles."

  • CarbonPath

    24 w

    In the LA region, there are about 36,000 wells and two drilling rigs (both of which are in shallow state waters offshore), so no rigs in the city limits. This is a good step but as these 36,000 wells age they need to be responsibly shut down. These wells are profitable, so if we would like operators to eliminate the wells and the associated problems that are associated with them, there needs to be an incentive or else the existing wells will produce for decades longer.

    • Johannes Luiga

      24 w

      Really good news

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