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Fracking in Paradise

While the Golden State may be sitting on an oil fortune, the California coast is all too familiar with offshore drilling catastrophes.

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Big oil is ready to fight California’s attempts to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or Fracking. New uproar erupted among environmentalists, after an investigation by news-site, Truthout, revealed that oil companies have been fracking off the coast of Santa Barbara for more than a decade. While the Golden State may be sitting on an oil fortune, the California coast is all too familiar with offshore drilling catastrophes.