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Calif. Vows To Fight As Oil-Drilling Ban Ends

Law360 (September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The 27-year ban on offshore oil drilling off the California coast is set to expire on Wednesday, but staunch and widespread opposition to tapping the state's shoreline could get in the way of companies preparing to explore.

Since Congress decided not to renew the moratorium on offshore drilling earlier this year, for the first time since 1990, California lawmakers have made clear their intent to keep oil companies from drilling for the 10 billion barrels of oil that the outer continental shelf is believed to hold....
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