Low-income neighborhoods bear the brunt of oil drilling in LA. Will new state law help?

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The Murphy drill site, operated by E&B Natural Resources Management, is in LA’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. Photo by Benjamin Gottlieb.

New urban oil wells would be prohibited under new regulations proposed by the Newsom administration. But phasing out these lucrative drill sites will take time, and environmental activists are concerned the proposal doesn’t go far enough to protect California’s most vulnerable communities. 

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