Notoriously and generally the Long Beach does not like photography, more specifically the security for the Oil refineries and ports in Long Beach do not want it due to some movie plot George Bush enabling policies. Department of Homeland Security has no law in place about taking photos from publically viewable places so I often enjoy taking photos of the refineries in Torrance and Long Beach. You might notice that in a few of these photos I managed to avoid any altercations with security and capture the Oil refineries in the background.
The world's Endless Desire for Black Gold as a magical potion of movement will have to end at some point and be redirected to a more green power based energy source. The point that this will happen is rapidly approaching and can be slowed down as we practice better more efficient energy use and demand products we use do the same. The best of times are over for the oil industry and they need to be more publically friendly and realize it like Frank Pentangeli said in Godfather, "Those were the great old days, you know... And we was like the Roman Empire... The Corleone family was like the Roman Empire..."
Oil is a magical wonderful potion and we should treat it so and taper down our use of it. We have had a good run Texas Tea, don't be a sore winner.