June 23, 2011
Black Gold: Chevron and Aera produce about 18,000 barrels of crude oil a day from hundreds of wells in Monterey County, many of which are located on grazing land.
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Ranchers say old-school cattle raising doesn’t pay the bills. now, even some enviros are backing oil leases to save ranch land.
South of Salinas, where the dark green valley floor gives way to golden slopes of the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountains, there appears what ranchers call “hill land.” On a bright spring morning, cattle are ...