LA Planners Do Not Want City Council to Ban Fracking

Anne C. Mulkern, E&E Reporter: “Los Angeles planners after a nine-month review are advising their City Council not to attempt a ban on fracking and other unconventional oil drilling.” (Source:

GR:  The photograph:  Smart Growth joins Sustainable Development in the Urban planner’s arsenal of deceptive terms.  They don’t realize how oxymoronic they are.

GR:  Planners are always on the side of growth and development.  Society’s “progress” syndrome prepares young people for their final brainwashing in college.  Imaginations constrained by courses, teachers, and fellow students, planners can’t conceive of a world without growth.  Quality planning becomes full utilization of space for human benefit.