By James Gerken
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to advance a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in the nation’s second-largest city.
The motion passed Friday instructs the city’s attorney to draft new zoning regulations that would prohibit fracking and other oil- and gas-well stimulation techniques within city limits until fracking companies can provide city officials with assurances as to future water quality, and can “mitigate the effects on climate change, protect environmental quality and natural resources, promote community awareness [and] “allow government access to and testing of chemicals used.”
“This is about neighborhood safety, about public …read more
Source: Huffington Post Green