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Santa Barbara / Drilling Resumption #24052

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 1973
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(Studio) California State Lands Commission votes to reopen state owned areas of Santa Barbara channel for oil exploration.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Santa Barbara, California) Drilling resumption to increase oil supply by 5 million barrels each day. [State Senator Robert LAGOMARSINO - insists contribution to fuel supply small compared to possible risks.] ["Get oil out" Mrs. Lois SIDENBERG - says economy and environmental harm to area more important than small amount of oil in Santa Barbara.] By 1980, Nixon administration hopes to triple offshore drilling; environmentalists lose strength.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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