October 04, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Orange County Oil Spill

“More than 125,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the Pacific Ocean near Orange County, endangering coastal communities and harming the aquatic plants and wildlife that call our coastline home.

“This catastrophic spill shows just how perilous offshore drilling is for our country, and how it directly undermines efforts to mitigate the destructive effects of climate change.

“We cannot allow reckless action by oil companies to ravage our coastline for even a moment longer. The risk — to ourselves and to our natural neighbors — is simply too great. We need a federal ban on offshore drilling now — before it’s too late.”