In a few days, Ventura County will vote on a plan that would create 2,500-ft health and safety buffer zones between toxic oil wells and homes as well as schools.
This would be a precedent setting policy that improves health outcomes for children and pregnant women, ultimately saving countless lives.There’s only one hitch: the oil industry is lobbying hard to reduce the safety buffer zones (known as setbacks), or even remove them from the legislation entirely.
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