Lessons Learned from Santa Barbara Spill

The oil spill of 1969 helped prompt the environmental movement. Courtesy of Bob Sollen, The Environmental Defense Center hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Bob Sollen, The Environmental Defense Center

As the presidential hopefuls debate the pros and cons of offshore drilling, natives of Santa Barbara, California remember the huge spill of 1969. Many say that disaster was the catalyst for the U.S. environmental movement.

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