Last week, a major oil spill in Santa Barbara County made headlines after a ruptured pipeline dumped as much as 105,000 gallons of crude oil on the California coastline. The spill stretches across roughly nine miles of state beach with tens of thousands of gallons entering marine protected areas in the Pacific Ocean.
Thank you for posting this. Although I did not have all of the facts and figures, I have called & emailed both the White House and news stations to remind them that this sort of event would be far more devastating in the Arctic. I have also been reminding them that this is a really big deal, and they need to continue reporting on the status of the Santa Barbara oil spill.