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July 29, 1999 | JANET WILSON and DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Adding fuel to the fierce debate about oil drilling off California's coast, U.S. Coast Guard laboratory tests have concluded that tar balls found on an Orange County beach in June probably came from a massive offshore oil-drilling complex.
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July 29, 1999 | JANET WILSON and DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Adding fuel to the fierce debate about oil drilling off California's coast, U.S. Coast Guard laboratory tests have concluded that tar balls found on an Orange County beach in June probably came from a massive offshore oil-drilling complex.
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NEWS
August 27, 1985 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
Four national environmental lobbies warned Monday that they will seek a new congressional ban on oil exploration off California if Interior Secretary Donald P. Hodel tries to "significantly alter" a pact with congressional leaders limiting offshore oil drilling until the year 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1985 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
With one member protesting that Oceanside is being used as a "sacrificial lamb" in negotiations over offshore oil exploration in California, the City Council on Wednesday vowed to go to the mat in fighting a proposal that would open up five tracts to oil drilling off the North San Diego County coast. "I'm feeling somewhat victimized by the fact that Oceanside has been singled out in this (oil) leasing scenario," Councilman Ted Marioncelli said.
NEWS
June 19, 1986 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
California coastal congressmen still were far from an agreement with the Interior Department Wednesday as they emerged from talks over limiting oil drilling off the state's shoreline, but the two sides pledged to make one more effort before the congressmen renew their push for a full-scale drilling moratorium. Although negotiators said that they are pledged to secrecy about the closed-door sessions, Rep. Leon E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1990 | LAURA MICHAELIS
Convinced that President Bush is still undecided about whether to expand oil exploration off California, officials of Orange County's coastal cities met Friday to devise a strategy for lobbying to gain a ban on further drilling. City officials approved a statement announcing that they will reject "any decision by President Bush which makes the coast of Orange County a national sacrifice area for offshore drilling."
NEWS
October 2, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy, campaigning for the U.S. Senate on his home turf, charged Saturday that Republican Sen. Pete Wilson stood by while the Reagan Administration exploited the environment, and failed to take steps to halt offshore oil drilling in California. McCarthy, borrowing a page from the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee Michael S.
SPORTS
July 17, 1985 | RICHARD BUFFUM
With the prospect of a four-year congressional ban on oil exploration off California's coast easing, commercial fishermen are worried that the use of sonic or seismic blasts may be on the increase, which they claim will harm the marine environment. The Interior Department and key California legislators have agreed on a plan to ease the four-year congressional ban, allowing drilling in about 1,350 of the 58,000 square miles of ocean bottom, it was reported Tuesday.
NEWS
December 19, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
In a symbolic move intended to "get the ball rolling" in other cities on Santa Monica Bay, the Hermosa Beach City Council decided this week to ask voters in April if they oppose offshore oil drilling in the bay. The advisory ballot measure, the first of its kind from a city on the bay, will ask voters if the federal government should lease tracts in the bay to oil companies for offshore oil and gas exploration.
NEWS
December 19, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
In a symbolic move intended to "get the ball rolling" in other cities on Santa Monica Bay, the City Council decided this week to ask voters in April if they oppose offshore oil drilling in the bay. The advisory ballot measure, the first of its kind from a city on the bay, will ask voters if the federal government should lease tracts in the bay to oil companies for offshore oil and gas exploration.
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