The fight behind the drilling in LA’s urban oil fields

Los Angeles sits on top of the largest urban oil field in the United States, where oil has been extracted for almost 150 years. Hundreds of wells are still active in the city, with many located just steps away from homes, schools, churches and hospitals. 18-year-old Nalleli Cobo grew up next to a drill site and experienced nosebleeds, heart palpitations and other medical issues, which she attributes to toxic air pollutants from hazardous chemicals used in the drilling process. Now she and other activists are working to shut down the wells and move them farther from residential areas.

Originally published on CNN Facebook Watch show Go There on November 11, 2019

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