California Governor Gavin Newsom, Despite Pledge, Signed 1,709 Oil and Gas Production Permits February 1, 2021
But for Los Angeles-based environmental justice advocate Martha Argüello, these methods aren’t enough to ameliorate the effects of toxic oil and gas productions that are harming primarily Black and Latinx communities right now.
“We want [the Newsom administration] to stop fossil fuel permits and existing oil and gas drilling, and to put in setbacks. That’s been our demand for a long time.”
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