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Protesters Urge State Officials to Halt Santa Barbara Offshore Drilling as Cleanup Costs Soar

Protesters Urge State Officials to Halt Santa Barbara Offshore Drilling as Cleanup Costs Soar
As crews struggle to clean up crude oil off the beaches and wildlife along the Santa Barbara County Coast, dozens of people with an inflatable pipeline, hazmat suits, and a 20 foot tall mock oil derrick gathered at the Goleta Valley Community Center outside Santa Barbara on Wednesday, June 24, to urge the State Lands Commission to reject Venoco's bid to expand offshore drilling. Santa Barbara Oil Spill clean up cost soars to $92 million
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Activists Urge Senator Pavley to Withdraw Dangerous Fracking Bill

Activists Urge Senator Pavley to Withdraw Dangerous Fracking Bill
Following the adoption of anti-environmental amendments to Senate Bill 4 under intense pressure from the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) on Friday, September 6, major environmental, consumer and progressive groups are calling on Senator Fran Pavley to withdraw the bill.
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Angelenos Fight Oil Interests as Fracking Expands in CA

Angelenos Fight Oil Interests as Fracking Expands in CA
On Wednesday, LA City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin called for a fracking moratorium in Los Angeles at a press conference on the steps of City Hall. The Councilmembers also called on Governor Jerry Brown to listen to the majority of Californians who oppose the inherently dangerous process of fracking and impose an immediate statewide moratorium on fracking.
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