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Lara Cushing in The Daily Bruin: Bruins voice concerns about proposed state ban on oil, gas drilling

A recently proposed state ban on oil and gas drilling would create the strictest environmental standards in the nation, but UCLA community members raised concerns about existing oil wells that are not included in the ban.  Lara Cushing, an assistant professor of environmental health sciences, said Los Angeles is home to the largest urban oil field in the country. “(The ban) is a big deal for some sectors of our economy, of our communities and workers,” Cushing said. “At the same time, we really have no choice but to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”