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10.5.21 Gov. Newsom Declares State Of Emergency as Officials Say Oil Leak is Shut Off

Excerpted from Voice of OC

By Noah Biesiada 

Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency late Monday over the oil spill off the coast of Orange County while officials say that the leak is stopped and not continuing to leak.

The letter calls on a variety of state agencies to continue and enhance their work in Orange County after an oil spill dumped around 126,000 gallons into the water just a few miles off the coast of Orange County. 

10.4.21 Orange County Oil Spill - Request for Emergency Declaration.pdf

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine), Senator Tom Umberg (D-Orange County) sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom calling on him to declare a State of Emergency for the oil spill off the Coast of Orange County to cut red tape and help the state quickly mobilize all available resources.

10.4.21 Destructive Oil Spill in California is Killing Sea Creatures and Contaminating Wetlands

Excerpted from Nature World News

By Precious Smith

Fish dead, birds mired in petroleum and wetlands polluted as large amounts of oil spill off the southern California coast. This prompted local officials to call the event an environmental catastrophe.


A Democratic state assembly member who represents some regions which the spill affected, Cottie Petrie-Norris, said she had "huge concerns" regarding the amount of the damage done to the environment, local economy, and communities.

10.2.21 Hundreds march in Laguna Beach to protect abortion rights

Excerpted from the Laguna Beach Independent

By Daniel Langhorne

About 400 people turned out to Main Beach in solidarity with a national march supporting women’s reproductive rights on Saturday.

Orange County Sup. Katrina Foley and Assemblymember Cottie Petrie Norris (D-Laguna Beach) were among the elected officials who joined in the protest. They were joined by congressional candidate Harley Rouda.

ADVISORY: Next Wednesday – Small Business Roundtable on Regulatory Hurdles

Discussion with Local Business Leaders and Small Business Owners on Cutting Red Tape

COSTA MESA – On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair of the California Assembly Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SB&E), will convene a small business roundtable focusing on cuttin

RELEASE: Bill to Cut Unnecessary Green Tape Becomes Law

AB 72 Will Protect California Coast from Sea-Level Rise

SACRAMENTO — Legislation to cut unnecessary green tape and increase sea-level rise mitigation initiatives along the California coast has been signed into law by the Governor. Authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, AB 72 will establish a coordinated and efficient process for coastal adaptation permitting. 


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