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MASSIVE OIL SPILL ROCKS THE PRISTINE GAVIOTA COASTLINE

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MASSIVE OIL SPILL ROCKS THE PRISTINE GAVIOTA COASTLINE

On may 19, 2015, on the Gaviota Coast, an onshore pipeline ruptured, spilling what has been estimated to be more than 100,000 gallons of oil into a culvert, which drained directly onto the beach and into the ocean. At this time, oil has spread a swath along the coastline that is estimated to be 9 miles in length. Oil spill ...

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Art and Activism - August 1st-30th Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara

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Art and Activism - August 1st-30th Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara

Get Oil Out! is celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a fundraising art show at the Faulkner Gallery, August 1-30th, 2014. Following in our historical path as a grass roots environmental organization, the show will honor using "Art for Activism. ...

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The Santa Barbara Oil Spill: A Retrospective

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The Santa Barbara Oil Spill: A Retrospective

Keith C. Clarke, Professor and Chair
Jeffrey J. Hemphill, Graduate Student
Department of Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
kclarke@geog.ucsb.edu, jeff@geog.ucsb.edu

The year was 1969, a momentous year for the nation and the world. At the movie
theater, Easy Rider and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were playing. A new
generation converged on Yasgur ...

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1969 Oil Spill

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1969 Oil Spill

On the afternoon of January 28, 1969, an environmental nightmare began in Santa Barbara, California. A Union Oil Co. platform stationed six miles off the coast of Summerland suffered a blowout. Oil workers had drilled a well down 3500 feet below the ocean floor. Riggers began to retrieve the pipe in order to replace a drill bit when the "mud" ...

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