Today’s Top Story:
Local ballot measures in La Habra Heights and Hermosa Beach aimed banning hydraulic fracturing and other forms of unconventional oil extraction are headed to court over controversial ballot language. (KPCC, The Beach Reporter)
La Habra Heights oil battle heats up, with dispute over initiative summary
A vote next March on whether to ban certain types of oil production in the city of La Habra Heights is already causing controversy, as a lawsuit over election language comes to L.A. County Superior Court.
Hermosan files lawsuit disallowing ballot argument against oil
The Beach Reporter
Hermosa Beach resident Raymond Dussault filed a writ of mandate on Dec. 11 against City Clerk Elaine Doerfling for approving the ballot argument opposing Measure O. He also lists the ballot argument’s authors: Greg Savelli, Stacey Armato, Dr. Mary Campbell, Dr. Lisa Santora and George Schmeltzer.
Large Flames Visible at Chevron Richmond Refinery
Flaring at Chevron’s Richmond refinery produced dramatic flames and smoke Thursday evening that were visible for miles, but Chevron and county health officials say there should be no impact on residents