|October 20, 2021|
Investigations of Orange County oil spill announced
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - A Select Committee on the Orange County Oil Spill will hold hearings to focus on the causes and potential lapses that led to the oil spill, as well as the spill’s impact on the environment and surrounding communities.
The committee will also discuss any potential updates to state laws and regulations, and work to ensure those responsible for the spill are held accountable.
“Oversight is one of the key functions of the Assembly. This spill demands that we step up and exercise that role. I look to Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris to guide the work of this committee to generate the results we need. Our future policies on oil extraction must require safety and environmental protection of Californians at the coast and inland,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday that the California Department of Justice is also investigating the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach.
Story Date: October 20, 2021