Buzzflash - Oil spills do not discriminate. They can equally pollute expensive real estate as well as low income communities, rendering the property uninhabitable for decades.
Once upon a time, before the oil lobbyists bribed congressional representatives for seizing oil from offshore drilling, Santa Barbara and Avila were postcard perfect beaches on the coast of California. The sea and the long white sandy beaches shimmered in the quiet sunlight. No doubt about it, California's central coast landscapes are breathtaking.
Then it happened, in 1969, Santa Barbara got hit with Union Oil's thick and gooey toxic oil spill. Read more.