Over 12.6 million people in the United States live within a half mile of an oil or gas well or facility, placing them in the path of toxic releases. Oil and gas pollution, the creation and storage of waste, and the constant noise and light that exist around operations can impact the health of those living in these areas.
Studies show low-income communities of color face the greatest risks from climate change impacts and environmental hazards. Los Angeles is a microcosm of this very injustice.
Support Communities for a Better Environment and STAND-L.A. as they to push the LA City Council to prohibit new and existing oil and gas drilling operations within 2,500 feet of homes, schools, hospitals and other sensitive land uses and commit to phasing out existing oil wells within the 2,500-foot buffer zone by 2025.