Comparison of Baldwin Hills Oil Field Restrictions

July 06, 2011

This chart explains the additional health and environmental safeguards that NRDC and community groups achieved through their July 2011 settlement of four lawsuits over oil drilling near the Baldwin Hills neighborhoods of south Los Angeles. The settlement’s provisions, when added to existing safeguards in the 2008 Community Standards District, provide residents with significantly greater protections from the effects of oil drilling than existed previously.