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L.A. lawmakers press for action on fracking ban despite new report
L.A. lawmakers press for action on fracking ban despite new report

Two lawmakers who want Los Angeles to bar hydraulic fracturing and other kinds of "unconventional drilling" at oil and gas wells are pushing back after city staffers cast doubt on the idea, urging them to swiftly draw up rules that would bar such practices. The Los Angeles City Council voted in February to start drafting rules that would prohibit hydraulic fracturing -- commonly known as fracking -- and other kinds of "well stimulation" techniques until adequate environmental safeguards are adopted by state and federal governments. The February decision did not impose those restrictions, but directed city staff to start working on such rules that would be presented to...

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