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California justice department to investigate enormous oil spill

California justice department to investigate enormous oil spill

CaliforniaCalifornia justice department to investigate enormous oil spillAttorney general will seek to determine cause of spill and how it could have been prevented Mark Oliver and agenciesMon 11 Oct 2021 19.22 EDTCalifornia’s justice department is investigating the spill off the coast of Huntington Beach earlier this month, which sent thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean, the state’s attorney general, Rob Bonta, announced on Monday.The spill, from an undersea pipeline, polluted the waters near Los Angeles last weekend, blackening beaches and endangering wildlife.Bonta said the state’s justice department would work with other state, local, and federal authorities to determine the cause of the spill and what, if anything, could have been done to prevent or minimize the disaster.Officials have previously said the cause remains under investigation, and they believe the pipeline was probably damaged by a ship’s anchor several months to a year before it ruptured.Why California’s enormous oil spill won’t be its lastRead more“The oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach is an environmental disaster with far-reaching consequences for our fish and wildlife, for our communities, and for our economy,” said Bonta.Experts have warned the spill probably won’t be the state’s last, with numerous ageing oil rigs offshore.The US senator Alex Padilla of California said: “It is unacceptable that Californians are once again facing the devastating effects of an offshore oil spill. The trade-off between oil production and environmental harm is …