CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1989 |
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.