10.11.21 California Assembly forms committee to determine Orange County oil spill blame

Excerpted from Fox40 News

By Sonseeahray Tonsall, Jonathan Taraya

A new state Assembly committee will be tasked with figuring out who was responsible for the massive oil spill off the Southern California coast.

The Select Committee for the Orange County Spill was announced Monday in Huntington Beach by California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

After requesting the effort, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-Laguna Beach, will be leading the committee throughout the next legislative session.

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“This is an important step to ensure we get to the bottom of this tragedy and to ensure that we have overnight and accountability at the state level. As you well know there are so many unanswered questions about this disaster,” Petrie-Norris said. “Who knew what when? Why was the leaked undetected for so long? Why was there such a protracted delay from initial reports of a sheen to a response?”