Santa Barbara County Oil Spill

With Trump vowing to increase offshore drilling, Obama should try to prevent future oil and gas exploration

With Trump vowing to increase offshore drilling, Obama should try to prevent future oil and gas exploration

Few things define California to the rest of the world like its coast, from the sandy beaches of Southern California to the stunning vistas of Big Sur and the rugged north coast. Nearly 50 years ago, the state got a taste of how damaging an offshore oil spill can be when 3 million gallons of crude gushed into the sea near Santa Barbara, an ecological disaster that coated 35 miles of coastline. Other, smaller leaks here in...

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