Los Angeles County banned new oil drilling and set a 20-year phase out of existing wells in late January. The unanimous Board of Supervisors vote followed similar ordinances passed by Culver City in 2021 and Los Angeles City in 2022. Oil and gas wells are located near more than a million people throughout LA county and their pollution disproportionately harms people of color. (LAist, Bloomberg Law, The Conversation, Inside Climate News, Natural Gas Intel, OilPrice)