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LA Times: 21,000 Gallons of Oil Leaked off the Coast of California

beach_closed.jpgThis disturbing news from California provides a clear example of what we're working to prevent here at the Mackinac Straits.

The LA Times reports

When the line ruptured Tuesday, the oil seeped through the ground to a culvert and flowed into the ocean about a mile up the coast from Refugio State Beach. The company estimates about 21,000 gallons of crude went into the water.

The U.S. Coast Guard said a pair of oil slicks are stretching across a combined nine miles.

Read the full report here


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