Whittier, Calif., is a town rich in history and oil. Oil was discovered there in 1884, but in the 1970s town folks began getting upset with the sector. With the recession, however, priorities have changed back: For the first time since 1992, the city wants to drill for oil again to help bolster city coffers, but the land in question is now a nature preserve — purchased by taxpayers.
Calif. Town Feels Recession Hit Despite Oil
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