Assemblymember Janet Nguyen announced her legislative bill package today on solutions to address and prevent future oil spills off the shorelines of California. On October 2, 2021, approximately 25,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled into the waters of Huntington Beach and surrounding cities, affecting the community and businesses within
Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) released the following statement upon news that Amplify Energy Corp.; Beta Operating Co. LLC; and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Co. were indicted by a federal grand jury: “Today, justice was served. I am glad to see our system is working as intended and that those responsible
In response to the reopening of fisheries by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on November 30, OC Health Care Agency (HCA) Director and County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau has lifted the health advisory against consuming harvested fish or seafood from affected beaches along the Orange County coastline.
After an initial report Saturday morning of an oil sheen in the vicinity of the early October pipeline incident, on-water and aerial assets have observed no additional oil sheen. Saturday, crews who were scheduled to conduct work on the pipeline observed and reported a sheen estimated at 30 feet by
At the first oversight hearing held by the Select Committee on the Orange County Oil Spill, legislators evaluated if and how California law, regulations and protocols should be updated after the 25,000-gallon oil spill that occurred off California’s coast in early October. The responsible party, Amplify Energy, was invited to
Unified Command’s Updates on the Oil Spill and Clean Up Efforts: On November 2nd, a team of field observers oversaw cleanup operations at Huntington Beach to remove buried oil. In consultation with the Environmental Unit, buried oil at Huntington Beach was both manually removed and mechanically relocated. Heavy equipment was
In response to the oil spill that occurred along the Orange County coastline the weekend of October 2, OC Health Care Agency (HCA) Director and County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau continues to advise the public to refrain from consuming contaminated fish or seafood from affected beaches until state officials
Anneliese Schools, an award-winning private institution dedicated to providing unique educational opportunities for nursery school through 6th grade, is spearheading out-of-the-box, hands-on learning with their timely and relevant response to the recent oil spill off the coast of California. Because of their ongoing focus on ecology and environmental stewardship, their
The environmental and community impact caused by last week’s oil spill was devastating. But this begs the question, what was a ship headed for the port of Los Angeles doing in Huntington Beach? The economic policies implemented by not only the Democratic leadership of Southern California but also the top
According to the latest update from the Unified Command leading the oil spill response along the Orange County coastline, sampling teams have conducted water and sediment samples, and the water and sediment data received from Orange County samples do not indicate a public health concern for short-term exposures from the
Oiled Wildlife Care Network personnel released two previously oiled birds Wednesday at Seabridge Park beach in Huntington Beach. A Ruddy Duck and an Eared Grebe were rescued from the Orange County Oil Spill October 4 and later cleaned and rehabilitated at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center
Two weeks ago, oil spilled onto the coast of Southern California. Since this disastrous event, Representative Michelle Steel took proactive measures to stand up for our community. A low-pressure alarm went off at 2:30 a.m., yet Amplify Energy did not shut off the pipe until 6:01 a.m. There is no
Reports from trained oil observers and beach cleanup contractors working for the Unified Command show significant progress in cleanup operations. More than 1,800 personnel from around the country aided in the spill response at the height of cleanup operations; 116 local volunteers were trained and assisted in shoreline cleanup efforts.