A Young Activist Is Working to Shut Down Oil Drilling Across Los Angeles


Niamey. Cobo was nine years old. When she started experiencing headaches nosebleeds asthma attacks and other ailments. i suffered a lot healthwise. Her symptoms coincided with a major increase in activity at an oil well across the street from her home in south central. La oil drilling uses toxic chemicals. That can be hazardous to human health. When breathed other people in cobos neighborhood were complaining of similar symptoms so the community launched a campaign to stop. What she says is a dire and preventable health hazard. We don't need to rely on fossil fuels anymore. There's no needs to be drooling where we're living in twenty thirteen. After three years of community pressure and growing scrutiny from public officials the oil companies shut down the site near cobos home indefinitely. Now cobos twenty. And she's helping push for a citywide phase out of all oil drilling. There's so many people and so many wells that are in our area. Nearly six hundred thousand people in los angeles county live within a quarter mile of an act of oil or gas well so kobo shares her story as she fights for a future in which all los angeles residents can breathe clean

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