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May 06, 2014
Energy Production Bans Increase Reliance on Imported Fuel, Which Could Lead to Higher Prices at the Pump
Californians for a Safe, Secure Energy Future issued the following statement after the city of Beverly Hills officially adopted a ban on hydraulic fracturing:
“While the city council’s action is disappointing, the final measure narrowed its scope from the initial proposal and is not an outright ban on conventional oil and gas production like other cities have proposed. The adopted proposal was revised to track with SB 4 and further allows companies to petition the city in the future to conduct well stimulation techniques authorized by SB 4, as long as the industry demonstrates the safety of the practice. This important caveat recognizes that the state has the nation’s most stringent protections for hydraulic fracturing. There is currently no hydraulic fracturing occurring in Beverly Hills, but banning this safe and proven energy production technique threatens California’s energy independence in the future. A greater reliance on expensive imported fuel sources would put Southern California jobs at risk and could result in higher prices at the pump,” said Dave Quast, California Director of Energy in Depth, a research and education program of the California Independent Petroleum Association.
California’s oil industry provides hundreds of thousands of jobs and pays billions in tax revenue each year, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) released recently by the Western States Petroleum Association. Highlights from the report include:
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