By simply permitting and disclosing oil extraction and chemical use in our communities, California will be facilitating and expanding our fossil fuel status quo. Responsible policy would be to stop this harmful and reckless activity by banning fracking and other non-conventional oil extraction because—from a health perspective–the facts demand it.
Today in City Hall, Councilmember Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin introduced a motion to place a moratorium on fracking within the City of Los Angeles and along the City’s water supply route.
PSR-LA created an infographic to summarize what is known about the products and chemicals used in fracking and their known effects on human health and the environment.
Yesterday, California’s Assembly heard three bills that called for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing: AB 649 by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, AB 1301 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, and AB 1323 by Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell. PSR-LA supports all three of these authors and their bills.