LA Officials Press Calif. Gov. To Issue Fracking Ban

Law360, San Diego (June 14, 2012, 10:42 PM EDT) -- Three Los Angeles councilmembers on Wednesday presented a resolution calling on California's governor to ban the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing until the state decides whether the oil and gas extraction method is safe for public health, the city's water supply and the environment.

Councilmen Paul Koretz, Herb Wesson and Bernard Parks pushed for Gov. Jerry Brown, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors and California's Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources to place a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, and the disposal...
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