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California city bans new oil drilling

Carson becomes first city in US state to impose ban in bid to prevent petroleum companies from fracking.

Last updated: 10 Apr 2014 11:46
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Carson has become the first city in California to impose a ban against any new oil drilling, a move fuelled by fears that petroleum companies would use fracking techniques, which could be harmful to the environment.

The Los Angeles suburb already managed to stop a company from drilling for 45 days and wants to extend the ban.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer London reports from Carson.

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