environment

  • In a 12-0 vote, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance that will immediately ban new oil extraction and shut down existing operations within 20 years. The historic decision comes after years of complaints by residents about how pollution from nearby drilling has caused them health issues.
  • The Biden administration has ramped up efforts to reduce methane emissions, targeting the oil and gas industry for its role in global warming even as President Joe Biden has pressed energy producers for more oil drilling to lower prices at the gasoline pump.
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