Skip to comments.Beverly Hills Bans Fracking
Posted on 05/09/2014 8:53:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Beverly Hills Bans Fracking Daniel Halper May 9, 2014 11:43 AM
Beverly Hills has banned fracking. Which makes it "the first municipality in California to prohibit the controversial technique for extracting natural gas and oil from underground rock deposits," according to Reuters.
As Gary Schmitt of the American Enterprise Institute comments, "The City Council of Beverly Hills has unanimously voted to ban hydraulic fracking within the citys boundaries. Obviously, the movie and television industry is doing well enough that no one needs the extra cash that might come from accessing underground deposits of natural gas. Plus ... its really difficult to get those drilling rigs into place! Were still waiting, however, for Beverly Hills to ban pedophilia."
The vote wasn't even close, says Reuters:
The unanimous vote by the Beverly Hills city council gives final approval to fracking ban, which was given the initial go-ahead by the panel last month. Council members, five of whom voted in favor of the ban, did not publicly discuss the measure on Tuesday. It will take effect on June 6.
Beverly Hills is one of the nation's most affluent cities and is home to numerous luxury retailers, but it is not untouched by the oil industry. Oil drilling has for decades occurred at Beverly Hills High School, but the city council in 2011 voted to bring that to an end in 2016.
They’ll just wait for the big earth quake to bring the oil and gas to the surface
Somebody could really create chaos if they reposted this in California as “Beverly Hills Bans Homosexual Fracking”.
It would “rustle their jimmies”.
How about they ban anything derived from oil from being imported/transported into BevHills?
No gas shipments to Beverly Hills!
The phrase “circle j—k” comes to mind, what with all the wildcatters trying to get mineral rights from the impoverished residents and all...
I am sure they will understand why the rest of us will unanimously vote to remove all their access to electrical power except from solar and wind, impound all their gasoline power vehicles, remove all their clothing which contains any synthetic fibers and all their food from restaurants and grocery stores.
There is no need to frack in this area.
Oil literally oozes out of the ground, and they have made it a sin to take that.
BH was the first city to ban oil drilling years ago. Now with directional, they are suing cities next to for the money be drilling next to them.
Typical Liberal “it feels good but is useless” nonsense. If Beverly Hills really wanted to do something to help the environment, they would require stores to shut off their lights earlier and force houses to get rid of unneeded lights via zoning. Have all those fancy stores and houses operate on the same wattage as a 1,600 square foot rancher. That would help the environment more than banning fracking, but we all know that these gestures are just holier-than-thou, feel-good, pat yourself on the back nonsense.
Coming up next...Residents of Marin County, while sitting in their redwood hot tubs on the redwood decks of their beautifully appointed homes formally denounce loggers as “rapists of the earth.”
There’s a context to this — for many years there was an active oil well right next to the sports field at Beverly Hills High School, leading to a series of high profile lawsuits when a pattern of cancers among former high school athletes began to develop years later. I have personal knowledge of this because of some of the people who became ill were my friends. Whatever the facts of the case — and I honestly don’t know what’s true and isn’t here — the city is jumpy around issues of energy extraction because of it.
I wonder what they think “fracking” means.
Stupid Californians live in an earthquake zone and worry about fracking.
If they really want to help, they should ban private jets.
See how popular that one is with your run of the mill - limo riding, Variety reading, low info, celebrity liberal!
LOL. If it will make them a boatload of money; they will reverse it; even in secret.
“Fracking” was banned when the public caught sight of Jane Hathaway...
That was “fracking” wasn’t it?????
It's been about 12 years since my friend's son (he's a son of Denis Wilson of the Beach Boys) came down with Lymphoma (treatment worked). Several of his classmates at Beverly Hills High also came down with Lymphoma around the same time. They had an oil well on the school playground when he was attending school there.
Last I heard, the class-action suit against the school is in progress, and being headed up by Erin Brockovich.
That show had the best spinster jokes - all relating to poor Jane.
Took my horse down to Rodeo Drive to compete in the calf ropin’ event, but there wasn’t any rodeo to be found....
Yep...Kinda felt sorry for Miss Jane....*L*
I love that show.
More Liberal do-gooding that means nothing. If Beverly Hills really was serious about stooping FRACKING, they would ban the sale of any and all Petroleum products in the City. Thus citizen would have to buy certified FRACK Free gasoline at a 50% premium. Let’s see then how committed these guys are to the abolition of fracking!
Oooh...he shoots, he scores!
If we could mine Botox in Beverly Hills, the National Debt could be paid off in a week.
They did that years ago. Right after they promptly gave up using toilet paper. :(
Tax them enough to make up for the lost revenue.
Agreed. That left a mark.
Beverly Hills probably has the natural resources that almost single-handedly would pull California out of its economic funk.
First, they cut off all irrigation water for the lawns, and divert this flow to the agricultural areas, thus enabling the state to regain its high levels of production that has fed itself and America so well. Then, confiscate all wealth in Beverly Hills in excess of $l00,000 (not income, you understand, but WEALTH), and use that fund to retire the outstanding bonds the state legislature has authorized to finance all the old schemes for state welfare, and put it all on a pay-as-you-go basis. Then, the now depopulated locality is declared unincorporated area, and subject to the same laws that apply to all other unincorporated areas in the state of California.
After the area is disincorporated, then the fracking may proceed, and the cash flow into the state coffers fully compensates for whatever revenues the old iteration of Beverly Hills.
What do they need to drill for? You drive down to the gas station and some guy fills up tge tank. There’s plenty of gas.
This reminds me of a maryland suburb of WDC (takoma park) becoming a “nuclear free zone” several years ago. They have never had nuclear anything. Also, the LIBs infecting the area have allowed illegal aliens to vote in their elections for several years. Moonbats...asshats.
Jed Clampett behind this move?
“Fracking” in Beverly Hills is some sort of plastic surgery.
Let the oil build up until they drown in it. Hollyweird FAG members are just asking for it.