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Classification People
Object ID 2004-01-26
Title The 1988 Fight to Protect the Coast from Off-Shore Oil Drilling
Author Kelley House
Physical Description DVD (60 min)
Published Date 06/24/2007
Summary In February of 1988, the community along the Mendocino Coast turned out in force to testify at the Department of Interior's public hearing against Lease Sale 91. The proposal would have put 1.1 million acres of undersea land up for grabs by the oil companies at $25 per acre. The result would have been up to 24 oil rigs, each one acre in size, off the Mendocino Coast.
Rachel Binah, long time ocean defender and one of the organizers of the grassroots opposition, tells the story of how citizens stood up to this threat, banned off-shore drilling in Mendocino and preserved our coastline.
This is the 26th in a series of local history conversations taking place the 4th Sunday of the month at the Kelley House. This event took place on June 24, 2007.
Subjects Activists
Drilling
Oceans
Oil wells
People Binah, Rachel