STANDING OVATION for CM Bernard Parks and the LA City Council

bernard parksHot off the press, FINALLY a sitting city council comes to agreement where the LA City Council approved Councilmember Bernard Parks resolution to ask for tougher regulations on the fracking industry. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

September 3, 2013                                                        




City Council approved Councilmember Bernard C. Parks’ resolution asking for tougher regulations regarding fracking activities at the Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Council meeting.

The resolution shows that Los Angeles supports Senate Bill 4 (Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills ), which calls for stricter regulations and un-biased studies to be conducted before fracking is allowed to take place in communities.  Last year, the Culver City Council approved to impose a ban on fracking until regulations have been adopted.

The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted 12-5 on Friday, August 30, 2013 to approve Senate Bill 4 clearing the way for the full Assembly to approve regulations for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), acidizing and other unregulated oilfield practices.  The Assembly vote date is pending.

Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a method of extracting petroleum and gas used for energy from rock layers and shale, and may pose public health risks and lead to property damage, contaminated air and groundwater, and increased seismicity which may trigger earthquakes.  Current fracking operations may compromise the health and wellbeing of nearby residents in and around the communities of Baldwin Hills, Inglewood, and Culver  City.


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I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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