Buoyed by local victories over Big Oil, environmental activists gird for a bigger prize

By Sandy Mazza, Daily Breeze

Hermosa Beach supporters of No on Measure O celebrate after the mail-in voting results were announced during a party held at The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach. The oil drilling measure went down to a resounding defeat. File photo. Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (Stephen Carr / Staff Photographer)

A series of victories against Big Oil in Los Angeles County have buoyed a movement to legally tie the hands of oil companies hoping to access tons of crude hidden deep under California, even while the state remains one of the world’s largest consumers of fossil fuels.

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