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  Help prevent offshore drilling [Steve Westly]
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Last EditedJake  Jun 10, 2005 03:14am
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News DateThursday, June 9, 2005 09:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionCalifornia's coastline is under attack. Certain members of the U.S. Congress are attempting to remove key offshore drilling prohibitions and open our coast to oil exploration.

As California's chief fiscal officer, I'm concerned about the environmental damage that offshore drilling can cause to the state's people and economy. The city of Los Angeles is home to over 70 miles of coastline, and the county has over 80 miles; the risks brought by offshore drilling are too great – especially weighed against our need to aggressively develop cleaner forms of energy.
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