10.11.21 California attorney general launches investigation into Orange County oil spill

Excerpted from LA Times

By Robin Estrin, Hannah Fry

Monday also saw California state Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announce the creation of a special committee tasked with delving into the disaster.

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) will chair the committee.

Petrie-Norris said forming the committee is an important step in guaranteeing officials get to the bottom of what happened and to ensure there’s oversight and accountability at the state level.

“There are so many unanswered questions about this disaster: who knew what when, why was the leak undetected for so long, why was there such a protracted delay from initial reports of a sheen to a response? Alongside our federal partners and federal investigations we will be working to get to the bottom of those questions,” Petrie-Norris said.