US Climate and Health Alliance

Public Health and Safety Risks of Oil and Gas Facilities in Los Angeles County


Oil and gas development in the Los Angeles Basin presents unique public helath and safety concerns because some oil and gas reserves lie beneath densely populated urban areas. Future production from these natural reserves will primarily come from existing oil fields, with some potential for the development of undiscovered oil and gas resources ising conventional or unconventional methods. This report is intended to provide local policy-makers with an overview of relevant public health research and investigations. It concludes with an overview of measures to reduce the potential health impacts.

Resource Type
Katherine Butler Carrie Tayour Christine Batikian Charlene Contreras Mandi Bane Elizabeth Rhoades Evenor Masis Cyrus Rangan Terri Williams
Resource URL
February 2018
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Organization Type
State/local health department (inc. international)
Health and Human Impact
Respiratory disease
Emission Sources
Conventional energy Unconventional energy

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