L.A. Votes To Ban Oil And Gas Drilling

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2022
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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...

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