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Mar 9 2018 | Stanford News Service | Topics of the West
If federal plans move forward, most U.S. coastal waters would be open to offshore oil drilling. Stanford Professors Deborah Sivas and Alexandria Boehm look at related legal and marine issues from the perspective of the California coastline, which has been protected from new drilling since 1969.

Stanford History Unfolds While ‘Walking the Farm’

Written in collaboration with the author Tom DeMund, our guide to the Stanford campus and beyond is now available for purchase.

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