The Latest by Alexander Rush Favacho

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Alex is an undergraduate student at the University of California Santa Barbara and an active member of Santa Barbara’s grassroots environmental movement. Prior to attending UCSB, Alex rode a bicycle across the United States from Duck Town, Tennessee to San Francisco, California where he experienced the extent of the country’s environmental degradation and inequalities.

One of the many signs for the Stand in the Sand march in downtown Santa Barbara, California in May 2015.
June 23, 2015

Oil Spill Gets Santa Barbara Riled—But Not All Are Invited to Protest

As advocates rush to clean areas of coastline affected by the recent oil spill and convince lawmakers to enact stricter protections, many minority and low-income residents are left out of the conversation.