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The ‘Revolutionary’ Fight Over California’s Hidden Oil and Gas Wells

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“Today the long-ignored public health concerns of residents were heard: No more drilling where we are living,” Martha Dina Arguello, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles (PSR-LA) said in a statement.

Arguello told Earther in September that implementing setbacks as a phaseout mechanism in an oil-heavy, dense urban environment like Los Angeles would be a sign that legislators take the needs of vulnerable communities seriously. She’s inspired by progress in other parts of the country.

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