California oil spill an ‘environmental catastrophe’

A major oil spill off the California coast has been described as an ‘environmental catastrophe’ by the mayor of Huntington Beach, the area most affected about 40 miles south of Los Angeles.

126,000 gallons or 3,000 barrels have leaked from a breach of the pipeline from the Elly oil rig operated by Beta Offshore for Amplify Energy Corp of Houston.

The leak has caused an oil slick of 13 square miles that has left dead fish and birds littering the beach and offshore wetlands clogged with oil.


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