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Published on March 5th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert


Los Angeles Council Blocks Hydraulic Fracturing With 10-0 Vote

March 5th, 2014 by  

Editor’s note: Fracking ain’t exactly popular. However, it still gets pushed through in many regions around the United States. But the fairly progressive policymakers in Los Angeles have very clearly put their foot down to the process exempt from numerous safeguards and basic chemical disclosure thanks to the . Check out the details in this Planetsave repost.

Los Angeles Council Unanimously Puts Off Fracking (via Planetsave)

When the hydraulic fracturing measure passed the Los Angeles City Council today, several tweeters posted photos of this meeting (source of the above: Walker Foley on twitter). The City Council of Los Angeles, second-most populous metro in the United…

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covers environmental, health, renewable and conventional energy, and climate change news. She's currently on the climate beat for Important Media, having attended last year's COP20 in Lima Peru. Sandy has also worked for groundbreaking environmental consultants and a Fortune 100 health care firm. She writes for several weblogs and attributes her modest success to an "indelible habit of poking around to satisfy my own curiosity."

  • Larry

    If there is any place on this planet that should BAN hydraulic fracturing, it is Los Angeles. Unless Californians really want their state to slip into the Pacific Ocean, the whole state should ban “fracking”. With all the active faults in CA, this is a no brainer.
    Hydraulic fracturing has already caused earthquakes in far more stable parts of the U.S. Hello, California–Wake Up!

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