Officials from two OCC coastal cities have joined growing calls to ban offshore oil exploration.

A few weeks after oil spills off the coast of Orange County, City Council members on the coast of Huntington Beach and Laguna passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on Tuesday night.

During the meeting, Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr said:

Members of the Huntington Beach City Council voted 5-1 in favor of a new ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling, drilling and other well drilling operations in federal and state waters.

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