Friday, September 6, 2013

LA City Council Members call for fracking moratorium

Photo courtesy of Councilmember Mike Bonin's Office.

by Dan Bacher 

LA City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin on Wednesday, September 4 called for a fracking moratorium in Los Angeles at a press conference on the steps of City Hall. 

"Oil companies have already begun fracking in the Los Angeles region, and residents near confirmed activity have experienced severe property damage and a spike in serious health concerns," according to a statement from the Council members and environmental and consumer groups. "Oil companies have targeted the LA region for expanded fracking - a major threat to L.A.’s water supply, air quality, and private property." 

Council members Koretz and Bonin discussed a proposed moratorium on fracking within the City of Los Angeles and along the City's water supply route. 

They also called on Governor Jerry Brown to listen to the majority of Californians who oppose the inherently dangerous process of fracking and impose an immediate statewide moratorium on fracking. 

“If a group of people poisoned millions of gallons of California’s water while no one was looking we would label it terrorism and call out the troops,’’ Koretz said. “Yet that what’s happening with fracking right now in California.” 

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