LA Council Members Call For Fracking Moratorium

Law360, Washington (September 4, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Two Los Angeles city council members proposed a ban Wednesday on all hydraulic fracturing and other controversial natural gas extraction processes in and around the city, claiming the activities are a “major threat” to the city's water supply, air quality and geological safety.

In a motion calling for a fracking moratorium, city council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin laid out a laundry list of issues they claim are caused by fracking, including an increased risk for earthquakes, taxpayers' financial liability for contaminated groundwater treatment facilities...
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