Huntington Beach oil spill is the latest in history of California’s offshore mishaps

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Clean-up crews work to mitigate the damage in an ecological estuary after a major oil spill off the coast of California came ashore in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., October 4, 2021. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters.

A reported 126,000 gallons of crude oil is leaking out of a broken pipeline located some four miles off the coast of Huntington Beach. Some of it is making its way onshore. The pipeline connected an offshore oil platform named Elly to a refinery station in Long Beach. This spill is comparable to the 2015 spill at Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara — in terms of size, scope, and public sentiment. That’s according to CSU Channel Islands environmental professor Sean Anderson.

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