21,000 gallons of crude oil spill into the Pacific and all over Memorial Day
An onshore pipeline in California ruptured, spilling roughly 21,000 gallons of crude oil. The spill flowed into a storm drain that empties into the Pacific Ocean resulting in a four-mile slick off the coast of Santa Barbara. Regugio State Beach - a popular Memorial Day destination - has been evacuated and campers at a nearby state park were also asked to leave.
From the Los Angeles Times: " 'It is horrible,' said Brett Connors, 35, a producer from Santa Monica who said he spotted seal lions swimming in the oil slick. 'You want to jump in there and save them.' "