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Has the gulf disaster changed your view of offshore oil drilling?

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Chrissy Geihs

Chrissy Geihs

farm cashier

“I’ve opposed offshore drilling from the start. It’s unsafe; a bad idea.”

Lena Anderson

Lena Anderson

retired French teacher

“I’ve always questioned it but now I’m extremely leery and I don’t want any drilling in California.”

Tracy Colvin

Tracy Colvin

bank IT manager

“No, my opinion is the same: We should find another source of energy that is less destructive.”

Jerry Mapson

Jerry Mapson

retired store interior designer

“Yes, my view is 100 percent different than a month ago. I’ve always lived in California by the beach. I didn’t mind the platforms in Santa Barbara, but now I understand there’s plenty of oil in the ground that could be extracted instead of drilling offshore.”

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