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Amid Farmland, an Oil Field

The Oxnard Oil Field in Ventura County, California doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of an oil patch. There are few pumpjacks bobbing away like in the dusty fields of Kern County, nor any massive open pit mines like those in the tar sands country of Alberta, Canada. Oxnard is better known as the “Strawberry Capital of the World,” and the oil wells and storage tanks there are scattered among the berry fields…
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by: Natalie Cherot – Spring 2015

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