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Santa Barbara disaster inevitable with Big Oil's capture of regulatory apparatus
by Dan Bacher
The oil spill that began off Refugio State Beach was inevitable, when you consider the capture of the regulatory apparatus by the oil industry in California. Until people challenge the power of Big Oil in California and the industry's control over the state and federal regulatory agencies, we will see more of the Refugio-type of oil spill disasters in the future.
Photo of oil on beach courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.
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