The Rev. H.H. Brookins is dead wrong and very divisive when he says the Occidental drilling proposal is a matter of "black vs. white" and "rich vs. poor." These accusations are irrelevant to this matter.
Drilling operations and the additional traffic resulting to the Pacific Coast Highway will affect thousands of commuters. Industrial operations across the highway from one of our most popular beaches would offend everyone who uses them: black, white, rich and poor alike. An assault on the environment does not discriminate!
Permitting Oxy to set a precedent for drilling seems to me to be the direct opposite of what a group called the "Los Angeles Public and Coastal Protection Committee" should be doing!