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.
Newsom’s letter came after state senators Dave Min and Tom Umberg, along with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, sent a joint letter asking the governor to call a state of emergency to speed up response.