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California Oil Slick / Hickel / Santa Barbara #444537

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 07, 1969
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(Studio) Int. Secretary Walter Hickel orders all companies to stop offshore drilling until more known about geological situation. Oil leak continues.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [HICKEL - reports they don't have enough information about Santa Barbara channel to insure it won't happen again. Shutdown until information acquired and blowout stopped.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Oil pours out; attempt to plug leak. Storm whips oil to shore.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Santa Barbara, California) Leak slows a bit. Drilling mud poured down well to try and stop flow. Residents didn't want wells in 1st place. [Mayor Gerald FIRESTONE - declares money from oil not valuable to Santa Barbara. Blames federal government and Union Oil Company for being unable to cap leak. Santa Barbara will clean it up. City's reputation damaged.] People try to save birds. Boats spray straw in oil. President Nixon may declare disaster area. People petition to get oil out. [Cliff JORDAN - reports Get Oil Out (GOO) successful in gaining petition support.] [FIRESTONE - declares rigs must be controlled or gotten rid of. Prefer they go.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Perkins, Jack
Duration:
00:05:10

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