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.
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.