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Rally to protest oil field expansion

September 10, 2008 10:32:19 AM PDT
Baldwin Hills residents plan to rally outside the L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday afternoon to protest the expansion of the neighborhood's oil field.The residents said the county isn't addressing their health and environmental concerns.

Oil and natural gas were discovered beneath Baldwin Hills more than 80 years ago, and 435 active wells still produce petroleum and its byproducts.

With new technology and higher gas prices, the owner of the oil field wants permission to drill 1,000 more wells.


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