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

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

New urban oil wells would be banned under new rules proposed by the Newsom administration. But phasing out these lucrative drilling sites will take time, and environmental activists are concerned that the proposal does not go far enough to protect California’s most vulnerable communities.

Plus, a new report looks at which areas and residents of LA are most affected by extreme heat and drought. And KCRW listeners tell what actions they take to make the earth a greener and cleaner place.

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