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Santa Barbara, California / Oil #37393

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 1975
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(Studio) In California, Santa Barbara Cnty. environmentalists suffer narrow defeat in effort to block seaside construction of oil refinery. Oil sensitive topic in Santa Barbara.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Santa Barbara, California) Film of 1969 oil spill shown, but drilling conts. Oil companies claim drilling much safer now; details given. [Union Oil Company official Don. CRAGGS - thinks risk of oil spills minimized to infinitesimal amount] State officials not as confident as oil companies [Executive dir. California land commission William NORTHROP - says major or minor oil spillage unavoidable.]
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) Interior Department in final stages of preparing leases of 1.6 million acres of South California water coastline for offshore oil exploration.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Smith, Howard K.

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