County officials are also expected to declare a state of emergency at Tuesday’s supervisors meeting. As of Monday evening, schools in the area planned to remain open.
The Huntington Beach City Council will consider declaring a local emergency at 6 p.m. tonight the oil spill off city shores.
In order to facilitate clean-up efforts, and given the potential health impacts, the decision has been made to cancel the final day of the Pacific Airshow due to yesterday’s oil spill. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.
The October 2021 oil spill shut down a host of shoreline businesses in Huntington Beach – now a proposed settlement could help recover some lost revenue.
While officials touted the size of the multi-million dollar fine, there’s still an ongoing state civil lawsuit against the oil pipeline operator.
The settlement amount, which hasn’t yet been disclosed, comes after the spill affected businesses that operate in fishing and coastal tourism.
The 20-year fight could end at the California Coastal Commission’s scheduled March 17 hearing on the plant.
The city has its best ocean water quality in decades, but climate change and oil spills are a continuing threat.
Federal Judge David Carter, known for handling the 2018 homeless lawsuits against the county, is poised to handle a class action lawsuit against the oil rig operator for the October 2021 oil spill.
In the last three weeks, county and state officials have spotted three different oil sheens off the coast and have yet to publicly name a source for any of them.