Monday, May 25, 2015

SANTA BARBARA OIL SPILL

Santa Barbara Area Oil Spill 2015, Refugio - Photo by John Wiley CC




I used to live near the Refugio (Reh- foo gee oh) State Beach. I went horseback riding in the hills above. The photographs of the oil-covered animals are breaking my heart. The Lucy Nicholson photo of an *oil covered pelican* flying until it won't be able fly, live, or breathe anymore. See that photo and more at this link:
http://www.newsweek.com/photos-animals-covered-crude-oil-turn-beaches-amid-california-oil-spill-334736


I'm reading that this oil company failed many tests over many years and did NOT have the auto-shut off it was supposed to have. As I recall the BP Spill in the gulf was the result of the same thing: Laws on the books NOT BEING enforced.



READ MORE AT GIZMODO http://gizmodo.com/santa-barbara-still-reeling-from-the-worst-oil-spill-in-1706608177