Letter to County of Los Angeles on Phase-out of Oil and Gas Production

July 19, 2021
Sean Hecht, Beth Kent

On July 19, 2021, Sean Hecht, Co-Director of the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, and Beth Kent, Emmett/Frankel Fellow of the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, submitted a comment letter to the County of Los Angeles’s Office of the County Counsel to express support for updating the County’s 40-year-old oil and gas production codes to include stronger protections for public health and the environment. The letter was submitted on behalf of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. The letter urges the County to prohibit new drilling and phase out existing oil and gas operations in areas within the County’s land-use authority.

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