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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1989 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
In a new blow to the petroleum industry, the State Lands Commission on Wednesday declared all remaining unleased or unprotected coastal waters in Southern California off limits to oil and gas development. The move outlawed new oil or gas leases for all of Orange County's coastline, from the high-tide mark onshore to three miles offshore. The three-mile strip of state-owned coastal waters already was protected south of Huntington Beach to San Diego.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1989
A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that Ascon Properties should be allowed to resume its lawsuit seeking about $250 million in compensation for cleanup of Ascon's 37-acre property, a former dump site, near Edison High School. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated Ascon's lawsuit against Mobil Oil Co. and 11 other oil and trucking companies, which Ascon alleges dumped petroleum-drilling wastes and some hazardous materials at the property from 1938 to 1972.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1989
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to open talks with a major oil company to decide whether the company should consolidate its oil drilling operations at a 2-block site in the city's old downtown area. The 6-month negotiation period approved by the council with South Coast Oil Corp.
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