California’s Addiction to Oil and Gas Is Poisoning Black People

The state portrays itself as a leader in climate action but is still a top U.S. oil producer. And it’s not good for Black Californians.

Aerial view of pits containing production water from oil wells near Hwy. 33 and Lokern Road on February 25, 2015 in Kern County, CA. Photo: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images