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OIL DRILLING AND COMMUNITY HEALTH IN BALDWIN HILLS

NEWSLETTER WINTER 2007

Oil Drilling and Community Health in Baldwin Hills

The City Project has worked with diverse community groups for years to help make the dream come true for a two square mile park in the Baldwin Hills in the historic African American heart of Los Angeles. We worked with the community to stop the power plant in the Park in 2001, to stop the garbage dump in the Park in 2003, and to save the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and budget in 2005 when a governor’s commission threatened to eliminate both.

The Baldwin Hills community and park are once again at risk with the proposed expansion of oil drilling nearby. An area environmental impact report is in the works. We are committed to working with public officials to engage and empower the community and ensure full and fair analyses of environmental and health impacts in the months to come.