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California City Becomes First To Vote To Ban Fracking

By Lydia O’Connor

Beverly Hills is set to become California’s first municipality to ban fracking after the city council unanimously voted Tuesday night to ban the controversial practice along with acidization and other extreme well stimulation techniques.

“I do believe in local control, and we are exerting our power as a city to say fracking is not a compatible land use in Beverly Hills,” councilmember John Mirsch said in a press release from advocacy group Food and Water Watch (FWW), which noted that the law will go into effect as soon as it is voted on a second time at an upcoming formal …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green