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Beverly Hills Bans Fracking
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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 city’s 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 ... it’s really difficult to get those drilling rigs into place! We’re 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; hydrofrac
And about time!
1 posted on 05/09/2014 8:53:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They’ll just wait for the big earth quake to bring the oil and gas to the surface


2 posted on 05/09/2014 8:55:46 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Sub-Driver

Un-fracking-believable.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 8:56:56 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Somebody could really create chaos if they reposted this in California as “Beverly Hills Bans Homosexual Fracking”.

It would “rustle their jimmies”.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about they ban anything derived from oil from being imported/transported into BevHills?


5 posted on 05/09/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

No gas shipments to Beverly Hills!


6 posted on 05/09/2014 9:02:22 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Sub-Driver
They will have to retain the old method of oil exploration by "shootin' at some food".


7 posted on 05/09/2014 9:02:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The phrase “circle j—k” comes to mind, what with all the wildcatters trying to get mineral rights from the impoverished residents and all...


8 posted on 05/09/2014 9:03:04 AM PDT by L,TOWM (No one in the US is free of the spirit of entitlement)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 9:03:39 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 9:03:40 AM PDT by mylife
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To: molson209

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.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 9:10:02 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 9:10:29 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

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.”


13 posted on 05/09/2014 9:10:37 AM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"What the frack?"


14 posted on 05/09/2014 9:11:00 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 9:11:05 AM PDT by Nationale7
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder what they think “fracking” means.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver
Beverly Hills gasoline prices are over $ 1.25 more than in my area.

http://www.losangelesgasprices.com/Beverly_Hills/index.aspx

17 posted on 05/09/2014 9:13:44 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver
Just shows you that the city council does not know where their money comes from. Beverly Hills gets a big chunk of their money from oil wells they own. The big blue building next to the HS is an oil derrick (26 wells IIRC) and there are another two sets of wells on the BH golf course. Most of the deposits are shallow and the formations may not lend themselves to fracking so it may have been a safe vote.
18 posted on 05/09/2014 9:13:47 AM PDT by Traction
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To: Sub-Driver

Stupid Californians live in an earthquake zone and worry about fracking.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 9:18:37 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


20 posted on 05/09/2014 9:22:33 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL. If it will make them a boatload of money; they will reverse it; even in secret.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 9:24:11 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: All

“Fracking” was banned when the public caught sight of Jane Hathaway...

That was “fracking” wasn’t it?????


22 posted on 05/09/2014 9:30:16 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

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.

23 posted on 05/09/2014 9:30:34 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Boonie

That show had the best spinster jokes - all relating to poor Jane.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 9:33:51 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: All

Took my horse down to Rodeo Drive to compete in the calf ropin’ event, but there wasn’t any rodeo to be found....


25 posted on 05/09/2014 9:34:15 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: miss marmelstein

Yep...Kinda felt sorry for Miss Jane....*L*


26 posted on 05/09/2014 9:35:05 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Boonie

I love that show.


27 posted on 05/09/2014 9:42:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: thackney

Ping.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 9:46:30 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

#BeverlyHillsCanRot


29 posted on 05/09/2014 9:47:33 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


30 posted on 05/09/2014 9:48:27 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: Sub-Driver
We’re still waiting, however, for Beverly Hills to ban pedophilia.

Oooh...he shoots, he scores!

31 posted on 05/09/2014 9:50:11 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

If we could mine Botox in Beverly Hills, the National Debt could be paid off in a week.


32 posted on 05/09/2014 10:09:01 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: VR-21

They did that years ago. Right after they promptly gave up using toilet paper. :(


33 posted on 05/09/2014 10:21:45 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Sub-Driver

Tax them enough to make up for the lost revenue.


34 posted on 05/09/2014 10:39:36 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Billthedrill

Agreed. That left a mark.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 10:53:27 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: mylife

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.


36 posted on 05/09/2014 10:55:23 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


37 posted on 05/09/2014 10:59:48 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

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.


38 posted on 05/09/2014 12:39:31 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jed Clampett behind this move?


39 posted on 05/09/2014 1:56:46 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Sub-Driver

“Fracking” in Beverly Hills is some sort of plastic surgery.


40 posted on 05/09/2014 2:00:52 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: molson209

Let the oil build up until they drown in it. Hollyweird FAG members are just asking for it.


41 posted on 05/09/2014 2:09:38 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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