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Proposed oil rig divides a quiet beach town

May 25, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
On June 8, just seven weeks after the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, Carpinteria voters will decide on an oil company's bid to expand its operations in the Santa Barbara Channel.

Idled fishermen, oil-slathered pelicans, tar balls washing up on beaches: The daily deluge of sad images from the Gulf of Mexico aren't exactly a choice backdrop for a pro-oil political campaign, especially in an environmentally sensitive California beach town.

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