An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil dumped into the ocean from a broken pipeline Tuesday in California
May 21st, 2015. Beaches along the California coast line are shut over the Memorial Weekend as teams try to rescue wildlife caught in the spill.
California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as it emerges a coastal oil spill is five times worse than originally estimated.
The decision, made on Wednesday night, will free up emergency state funding and resources to help the clean-up around Santa Barbara County. Read More…
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