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February 25th, 2014

L.A. Fracking Moratorium Leaps First Hurdle, Heads to Full City Council

Statement from Food & Water Watch L.A. Organizer Brenna Norton

LOS ANGELES — “Food & Water Watch commends Councilmembers Cedillo and Huizar for their support of a moratorium on fracking in Los Angeles during today’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee hearing. The moratorium motion will head to the full City Council for a vote on Friday, Feb. 28, where we look forward to celebrating its passage as the only way to protect Angelenos’ public health, environment and property from the inherently dangerous practice of fracking.

“We congratulate the courageous leadership of Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin who stood up for Angelenos and all Californians by introducing the motion to place a moratorium on fracking within the City of Los Angeles and along the City’s water supply route, and Councilmembers Parks Huizar and Blumenfield for seconding the motion.

“As Governor Brown has failed to act, cities like Los Angeles are stepping up to protect residents. Nationwide the evidence is clear: No amount of regulation can make this fundamentally destructive and toxic drilling safe.”
Alex Nagy, Food & Water Watch, 818-633-0865

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.