July 12, 2011 -- Sean Hecht, the executive director of the Environmental Law Center, commented on a proposal to drill for oil in the Whittier Wilderness Preserve. His comments appear in an Associated Press Article.
"Certainly if the county were to approve this there would be a lot of pressure on the county if other cities want to do the same thing to allow them to revert park land as well," said Sean Hecht, the executive director of the Environmental Law Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. "It opens the door for more people asking for that."
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