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RELEASE: Balboa Fun Zone – Small Business Spotlight

NEWPORT BEACH Balboa Fun Zone has been selected as the November Small Business Spotlight for Assembly District 74. Balboa Fun Zone is one of Southern California’s oldest and last great coastal amusement areas.

11.16.21 ‘You Have Something to Hide:’ Amplify Energy Absent Again from State Hearing on OC Oil Spill

Excerpted from the Voice of OC

By Brandon Pho

Monday kicked off a series of public autopsies by state lawmakers into the communication delays and regulatory gaps which allowed an offshore oil spill to smear tar across Orange County’s iconic coastline last month. 

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The state oil spill committee has multiple aims, namely to identify where improvements can be made in disaster response protocols and offshore pipeline regulation. 

But lawmakers have also signaled the committee will explore phasing out offshore oil platforms. 

11.15.21 State legislators say they’ll tweak oil spill regulations

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Alicia Robinson

While it’s still unclear whether all laws and regulations were followed in the pipeline breach that leaked about 25,000 gallons of oil onto Orange County’s beaches last month, state officials say there’s plenty of room to tighten up existing rules to better prevent and detect future spills.

11.13.21 State committee hearing on OC oil spill set for Monday

Excerpted from the Orange County Register

By Alicia Robinson

State legislators holding a special committee hearing in Costa Mesa on Monday, Nov. 15, hope it will point them toward any changes to laws and procedures that could help prevent future oil spills and improve the response to those that do happen.

10.21.21 Coast Guard had earlier notice about California oil spill

Excerpted from the Associated Press

By Amy Taxin and Brian Melley

The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a large oil slick, which came from a leaking undersea pipeline, records show.

 

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