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S.B. Residents Join Big Anti-Fracking Rally


More than 100 Santa Barbara County residents took part in an 8,000-person rally in Oakland last weekend, pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to outlaw fracking, cyclic-steam injection, and other oil-drilling methods in California as a way to move toward renewable energy sources. Area participants included representatives from 350.org and the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE). Last month, activists promoted the rally alongside a call to keep watch on S.B. operations, which were the target of last year’s Measure P initiative.

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