If you live in the South Bay of Los Angeles, you have probably seen the banners, hats, and stickers circulating around the beach communities and emanating out of Hermosa Beach. You may be wondering what exactly is Keep Hermosa Hermosa (KHH) is. Stop Hermosa Beach Oil-KHH is a growing coalition of residents made up of surfers, paddlers, watermen, artists, professionals, and locals coming together over a defining issue that will shape the makeup and character of the South Bay for generations to come.
The issue (that tentatively will be decided in a ballot measure in November 2014) is whether to lift the current ban on drilling in Hermosa Beach and drill for oil and gas under the City of Hermosa and under the Santa Monica Bay. It is KHH’s belief that lifting this ban and drilling for oil is a poor and shortsighted solution. This proposition is motivated by financial greed and will result in long term effects that will compromise the health and safety of our ocean, our surf breaks, and the well being of every single member of our community.