Dozens of concerned residents within Hermosa Beach are expected to express their own concerns about oil going Wednesday evening at a community forum at the town's theatre." />

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Occupants Decry Oil Drilling within Hermosa Beachfront

July 25th, 2013

Dozens of concerned residents within Hermosa Beach are expected to express their own concerns about oil going Wednesday evening at a community forum at the town’s theatre.

A proposed oil project would build 34 wells on a site now filled by an old town maintenance yard on Sixth Street and Valley Drive.

Members of the Prevent Hermosa Beach Oil group and representatives of E& B Natural Resources, the company behind a proposed oil project, are expected to attend the particular city-hosted conference.

Among the residents who were diagnosed planned on being at the forum is George Schmeltzer, previous mayor of Hermosa Beachfront.

“This is the case of a very large oil company going up against a very small town, ” Schmeltzer stated of E& B. “There are areas that may be drilled properly without impact to neighbours, but that isn’t the case within Hermosa Beach. inches

E& B has set up a community room close to the pier to teach residents about the proposed project, which it says is safe and could mean a 500 usd million boost on the city over the course of the particular project.

“We are committed to doing every thing we can to make this project since safe as it could nevertheless be, ” stated Steve Layton, president of E& B.

Essential oil companies have tried numerous times to drill-in Hermosa Beach with the decades. Voters approved a ban on oil drilling in 1994. Under the conditions of a settlement contract with a previous oil company, however , a measure to lift the ban is on the 2014 poll.

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