Garcetti holds Potential Interest in Beverly Hills Oil Drilling

In his bid for Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti has promoted himself as the greenest of candidates.


The city councilman from Silver Lake has pushed for an expansion of LA's rooftop solar-panel program and the creation of thousands of clean-energy jobs, all to reduce the region's dependence on oil. Those positions helped Garcetti win the Sierra Club's endorsement.

Missing from Garcetti's environmental platform, however, is any hint that he has long stood to profit from a lease interest in a headline-making oil drilling operation: the wells run by Venoco Inc at Beverly Hills High School. (Read more here.)