Greenpeace USA responds to massive new oil spill in Southern California
by Katie Nelson
October 3, 2021
Over the weekend, a massive spill leaked at least 126,000 gallons of oil from a broken pipeline connected to an offshore drilling platform about five miles off the coast of Orange County, CA.
Huntington Beach, California — In response to the massive spill this weekend in Southern California, Senior Climate Campaigner Caroline Henderson said:
“This most recent oil spill is further evidence of the urgent need to phase out dangerous drilling in our state. While more than 125,000 gallons of oil seep into our water and beaches, California is also enduring yet another record-breaking wildfire season. How many emergencies does Governor Newsom need before he stops the expansion of fossil fuels in California?”
Katie Nelson, Senior Communications Specialist, Greenpeace USA: +1 (678) 644-1681, [email protected]