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A major oil spill has hit Huntington Beach California this past weekend that has stretched six miles in length.  The amount of oil is estimated to be over 126,000 gallons.  There are reports of hundreds of dead birds and sea life as a result of the spill and its striking of Huntington Beach itself.  What will follow will be an accountability process that will touch both state and corporation alike, with factions already preparing to push narratives that will allow them to exploit the tragedy to push their factional agendas.

It is doubtful that the state, and, in California, the Democrat Party will take some degree of a hit, losing, perhaps, even more of the excerbs and rural counties than they already have, but the association with the GOP in culture is so profound when it comes to oil spills that the overall effect on the party will be negligent.  However, some officials will lose their standing, whether in  the form of resignations or just being rendered the new irrelevent.  Regulators, first responders, will come under scrutiny.

At the national level, the spill will serve the DNC well, as, like stated above, the GOP owns this oil spill culturally, and, having little means of cultural prudoction themselves, there’s no reason this cultural construct won’t continue to be the dominant thrust in this narrative.  The oil spill will be a symbol, a paradigm of the cold climate change deiner that always seeks profit over planet.

Greta Thunberg will make this a necklace around her neck, a little black obsidian drop in the form of a blade stabbing the heart of the earth, a rare green pearl.  The necklace itself will be worth billions, but don’t fret such things.

Here is a range of articles covering different aspects of this emerging major story that’s sure to dominate the conversation for at least the next two days, at least, but we shall see…..

 

‘Catastrophic’ California oil spill kills fish, damages wetlands and closes beaches

From whnt.com
2021-10-04 13:07:22

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — A massive oil spill off the California coast left fish dead, birds covered in petroleum and wetlands contaminated with oil, in what local officials are calling an environmental catastrophe.

An estimated 126,000 gallons of heavy crude leaked into the water, and some washed up on the shores of Orange County starting late Friday or early Saturday when boaters began reporting a sheen in the water, officials said.

Crews led by the Coast Guard deployed skimmers and laid some 3,700 feet of floating barriers known as booms to try to stop more oil from seeping into areas including Talbert Marsh, a 25-acre wetland, officials said. The city and state beaches at Huntington Beach were closed, and late Sunday the city of Laguna Beach, just to the south, said its beaches also were shuttered.

 

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126,000 Gallons Of Oil Just Spilled Along The Southern California Coast

From www.forbes.com
2021-10-03 21:44:19
Priya Shukla, Contributor
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A leak from an offshore rig across has caused a six-mile-wide oil slick across the Orange County coastline this past weekend, causing beaches to close and even cancelling an air show. The leak likely started on Friday, when workers detected strong odors. And, by early Sunday morning, dead fish and birds covered in oil were already washing shore.

According to Huntington Beach city officials, “The spill has significantly affected Huntington Beach, with substantial ecological impacts occurring at the beach and at the Huntington Beach Wetlands.”

The leak originated from a broken pipeline…

 

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‘Massive oil spill off California coast a potential ecologi…

From menafn.com
2021-10-04 09:09:24

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Los Angeles, Oct 4 (IANS) A massive oil spill off the Orange County coast in Southern California has prompted the closure of a 9-km long beachfront area.

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley told local KTLA news channel on Sunday that the incident was first reported a day earlier and oil was still leaking about 8.05 km off the coast of Huntington Beach from the broken pipeline, reports Xinhua news agency.

“It’s still leaking and the responsible party for this is underway right now trying to repair the leak from the pipeline,” Foley said, referring to the platform Elly, a facility sitting in federal waters off the Los Angeles County coast and processing crude oil production from two other platforms.

All these platforms are located on top of a large reservoir of crude oil known as the Beta Field, which sits in waters overseen by the US Department of the Interior.

 

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Oil spill photos show disastrous scene on Southern California beaches

From www.usatoday.com
2021-10-04 12:03:04

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A broken pipeline has led to an estimated 126,000 gallons of oil leaked into the Ocean waters near Orange County, prompting Southern California officials to rapidly race to contain the damage in one of the largest oil spills in recent memory. 

The oil spill reached the shores of Huntington Beach late Saturday – five miles off the coast. Crews were able to remove more than 3,000 gallons of oil from the ocean off the coastline Sunday, according to Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley.

Wildlife harmed by the oil was still emerging, with dead birds and fish washing ashore. Efforts to keep the spill from affecting any more sensitive marshland was ongoing. “We’re hoping we have minimal impact, but we’re preparing for the worst,” Christian Corbo, a lieutenant at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, said in a public statement.

Rep. Michelle Steel, R-Calif., sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Sunday requesting a major disaster declaration for Orange…

 

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Response time questioned in Southern California oil spill

From www.nbc15.com
2021-10-04 12:30:00

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Some residents, business owners and environmentalists questioned whether authorities reacted quickly enough to contain one of the largest oil spills in recent California history, caused by a suspected leak in an underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches there closed for weeks or longer.

Booms were deployed on the ocean surface Sunday to try to contain the oil while divers sought to determine where and why the leak occurred. On land, there was a race to find animals harmed by the oil and to keep the spill from harming any more sensitive marshland.

People who live and work in the area said they noticed an oil sheen and a heavy petroleum smell Friday evening.

But it wasn’t until Saturday afternoon that the Coast Guard said an oil slick had been spotted and a unified command established to respond. And it took until Saturday night for the company that operates the pipeline believed responsible for the…

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Volunteer joins California oil spill cleanup | News

From pantagraph.com
2021-10-04 12:53:00

 

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Volunteers worked Sunday to try to clear crude oil from a beach in Southern California, after a massive spill from a leaking pipeline.

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