There are crude oil bubbles the size of battleships that have been bubbling up off Long Beach since I was in grade school 50+ years ago.
One would think that somebody would just go harvest that, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
But I agree with you - this is California, where the very sight of anything that looks like oil-wealth sends the massive numbers of lefties in this state into all-out frenzies.
But - the state of California is sitting atop more oil-wealth than any other state in the nation - an estimated overall 1 trillion barrels, if shale deposits are tapped - and California is broke.
We don't even need to drill to tap near 400 billion barrels in Southern CA - just open the old oil wells that were capped in the 50's and 60's and start pumping! The mayor of Long Beach, who wanted to do just that, was stopped by the leftist dominated state government.