Huntington Beach Officially Calls For Offshore Oil Drilling BanThe city council passed the resolution in response to the oil spill.
Federal Investigators Name MSC DANIT As 'Party In Interest' As Lawmakers Intensify Scrutiny Of Coastal Offshore DrillingFederal investigators boarded MSC DANIT on Sunday, calling the vessel a “party in interest.” The MSC DANIT is operated by a Swiss-Italian shipping firm, and owned by Dordellas Finance Corporation. Neither company has commented on the investigation.
California Oil Spill Update: Dolphin Found Stranded On Cabrillo BeachA juvenile dolphin was found stranded on Cabrillo Beach Thursday morning in the continued aftermath of the Huntington Beach oil spill.
Laguna Beach Reopens Shoreline, Water; Huntington Beach Oil Spill Now Estimated At 25,000 GallonsIn another promising sign of recovery, Laguna Beach has reopened its shoreline and water to the public Thursday.
Protestors Call For Change Following Huntington Beach Oil SpillProtestors opposed to offshore drilling met outside of Rep. Michelle Steel's offices yesterday in response to the massive oil spill off the coast of California.
Over 80 Oil-Covered Birds, Fish Recovered From Huntington Beach Oil Spill; More Than Half DeadAt least 73 oil-covered birds have been recovered so far.
Free Decontamination Stations Installed To Clean Oil-Covered Boats Following Huntington Beach SpillThe stations will be in place for the estimated 200 boats that got oil stuck to their hulls and need to be cleaned, officials say.
Huntington Beach Oil Spill: Pipeline May Have Been Damaged Last YearThe U.S. Coast Guard says the oil pipeline may have been damaged as far back as a year ago, and it now has the monumental job of checking the records of every ship that sailed across or anchored near the pipeline for the past 12 months.
Newport Beach, Dana Point Harbors; Laguna Beach's Sand ReopensCounty officials say the sand is back open at Aliso Beach, Laguna Royale Beach, Table Rock Beach, Thousand Steps Beach, and West Street Beach, but the shoreline and water remain closed.
Volume Of Huntington Beach Oil Spill Likely Much Smaller Than Originally ThoughtEarlier in the week, officials had said that the amount of oil spill may be as high as 144,000 gallons. However, on Thursday, officials said it may be under 30,000 gallons.
Community Volunteers Approved To Assist In Oil Spill ResponseThe Unified Command leading the oil spill response in Orange County has approved the use of community volunteers to assist in the effort.
County-Operated Beaches In Dana Point Reopen, But Harbor Remains Closed To Boat TrafficSalt Creek Beach, Strands Beach, and Baby Beach – which are all operated by the county within Dana Point Harbor – were reopened at 1:30 p.m.
Oil Spill Cancels Popular Huntington Beach Surf ContestThe 50th annual Huntington Beach Surf Contest was scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Huntington Beach Oil Spill: Coast Guard Investigating German Cargo Ship That Was Near Ruptured PipelineThe Rotterdam Express made a series of unusual movements over the area of the pipeline.
Windy Storm Moving Into Southern California Could Hamper Huntington Beach Oil Spill Clean Up EffortAnother storm is on its way to Southern California and rain is expected to arrive Thursday night and last into Friday. But while the last storm brought a rare light show of lightning across the region, this storm is expected to be wind-driven.