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Move To Restrict Oil And Gas Production In Arvin Heads For Final Vote

The Arvin City Council is scheduled to vote on a new oil and gas ordinance tonight finalizing the decision whether the city adopts new regulations making it more challenging for oil and gas companies to operate near the city’s schools, parks, and neighborhoods. Reporter Christina Lopez has more details on the future of the oil and gas industry in Arvin. The city of Arvin is embraced by its residents as the “garden in the sun” — but today that garden is surrounded by at least a dozen active oil and gas wells currently drilling near schools, parks, and homes. Salvador Partida has lived in Arvin for over a decade — a city with a gas and oil ordinance that has not been updated since the 1960’s. “The change hasn’t been done since 1965. As of right now, we have homes closer to 50 feet away from the oil pumps,” says Partida. The issue creates disharmony for Partida who lives near two oil wells. “I have complained to every agency in Kern County that has anything to do with oil companies or

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