BP Disaster Regnites California’s Anti-Drilling Fervor

New York Times: What a difference an oil spill makes. Californians, whose dislike of offshore drilling dates back to the Santa Barbara spill of 1969, had begun to see virtue in new sources of oil as gasoline prices soared in 2008, polls showed. That year, for the first time since 2000, when the first poll of the state`s environmental attitudes was taken by the Public Policy Institute of California, a majority -- albeit a bare one, 51 percent -- was willing to allow more drilling off the California ......

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