After 10 years, drilling for oil in the Whittier Hills may be resurrected thanks to an appellate court ruling.

The court ruling re-instated a revenue-sharing agreement between Whittier, Matrix and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. The MRCA is an arm of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, a state agency which manages a large number of parks and open space areas in western Los Angeles County and Ventura County.

Both the MRCA and SMMC originally filed lawsuits six years ago opposing oil drilling in the nature preserve on grounds that it would disrupt conservation and do damage to the endangered California gnatcatcher as well as other wildlife.

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