Documents collected by environmental activist JB McCrummen relating to Santa Barbara oil spill activism in the wake of the
blowout and oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969. Materials cover the formation of the Santa Barbara based environmental
organization GOO! (Get Oil Out!) and the January 28 Committee, a coalition of student, environmental, and businesses leaders
formed to commemorate the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. Materials date from early December 1969 to February 1970.
Born in Clovis, California, JB McCrummen graduated from Fresno State University in 1964 with a degree in business and a minor
in agriculture. McCrummen lived in Santa Barbara from 1965 through February 1971, and was involved in anti-oil activities,
the anti-war movement, and other local political groups. McCrummen served on the GOO! (Get Oil Out) board of directors from
the spring of 1969 to the fall of 1970. In addition, McCrummen served on the January 28 Committee, a coalition of student,
environmental, and business leaders formed in early fall 1969 to commemmorate the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. The commemoration
was held on January 28, 1970 at Santa Barbara City College, with more than 1000 people in attendance.GOO! (Get Oil Out!) was formed in the aftermath of the blowout and oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969. Since then,
the Santa Barbara based organization has worked to contain and monitor the oil industry off the coast of Santa Barbara, California,
through governmental and legal action, as well as through education and public awareness campaigns.
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