Senator Allen Issues Statement Following State Plan to Prohibit New Oil Wells Near Sensitive Locations

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Senator Allen Issues Statement Following State Plan to Prohibit New Oil Wells Near Sensitive Locations

 

Sacramento – Sacramento – As Governor Gavin Newsom takes steps to prohibit new oil wells and facilities within a 3,200-foot exclusion area – or setback – from sensitive locations such as homes, schools, and hospitals, State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Co-Chair of the Environmental Caucus, today applauded the proposal that would also require pollution controls for existing wells and facilities within the same areas.

“This is an enormously significant step in our long journey of protecting the health of communities and the environment – and important in our path toward reducing California’s reliance on fossil fuels.”

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Ben Allen represents the 26th State Senate District, which consists of the Hollywood, Westside, and South Bay communities of Los Angeles County, and serves as Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and the Joint Committee on the Arts.