LA bans oil and gas wells

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Published March 1, 2022 at 3:50 PM

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously last month to ban new oil and gas wells across the city and phase out existing ones. 

It’s a landmark decision and comes after a decades-long legal battle by environmental groups, highlighting the negative health impacts of oil and gas wells near residential areas.

Activists hail the decision as a victory for underserved communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted. 

CGTN’s Ediz Tiyanşan reports from Los Angeles.

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