A pipeline transporting 2,ooo barrels of crude oil per hour ruptured off the coast of Santa Barbara, California this week.
The massive spill of up to 105,000 gallons has affected wildlife in a very environmentally diverse and important area.
Volunteers along with the three oil spill response vessels are working 9 miles of coastline for the cleanup. The EPA has begun it’s federal investigation of Plains All-American, the owner of the pipeline.
The beach and surrounding areas have been closed for beach goers and those that were planning to visit the area this Memorial Day weekend.