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.