This 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.
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