Mitigating Oil Wells Pollution.

Wednesday_673x324WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
PROGRAM # 8388 12:00 PM PT

Mitigating Oil Wells Pollution.

Facing strong opposition from oil industry giants, a small farm working town in the third largest oil-producing county in the country, revamped an ordinance to place new restrictions on where oil wells can be drilled. The new regulations, the first ones since the 1960s in the city of Arvin, are intended to create buffer zones to protect residential areas, and schools and hospitals, from pollution caused by oil and gas operators. Also in this program, an advocate talks about the conflict of interest criminal charges against a Latina county supervisor who voted against a ban on marijuana sales and helped bring about the second Latino-majority district in the county. He says these charges are politically and racially motivated and supports a civil rights inquiry on the behavior of the District Attorney who decided to build a criminal case.

Guests: José Gurrola, Mayor, Arvin, CA; Juan Flores, Community Organizer, Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment – CRPE, Delano, CA; Randy Villegas, Intern, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Graduate Student of Political Science, Delano, CA.


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