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LA County Will Shut Down Miles of Urban Oil Fields

CityWatch LA

Martha Argüello, an environmentalist, co-chair of the STAND-L.A. Coalition and executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles, says she expects the industry to retaliate against the county’s vote, but such threats pale in comparison to those posed by climate change.

“We see this as a local air pollution issue that has long term climate impacts, because we know to address the climate crisis, we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground and have an equitable transition for workers in those industries,” she says.

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