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CA - Calif. lawmakers demand offshore drilling ban in spill's wake

An oil spill that released more than 144,000 gallons of crude along the south California coastline prompted key lawmakers to renew calls to block the state’s shores from any federal oil and gas production.

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Justice

CA - Former Black-Owned Beachfront In California Has Been Legally Returned To Descendants After 100 Years

A legal battle to give proper ownership back to the descendants of a formerly Black-owned beachfront in California has been going on since earlier this summer, and thankfully Governor Gavin Newsom has officially enacting a bill that will return rights back to the living heirs of Willa and Charles Bruce.

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Federal

CA - Records show slow response to report of California oil spill

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Evidence emerged Tuesday that a ship’s anchor snagged and dragged an underwater pipeline that ruptured and spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off Southern California, an accident the Coast Guard acknowledged it did not investigate for nearly 10 hours after the first call came in about a possible leak.

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Energy

USA - Why the US needs to end coastal drilling

The Orange County coastline has become the latest casualty of the nation’s unhealthy dependence on oil.

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Waterways

CA - Pipeline spill could impact containerships queued for Port of LA

Some containerships anchored in San Pedro Bay waiting to enter the Port of Los Angeles may require cleaning following an oil pipeline spill offshore.

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Local

CA - Prop 68 Funds Coastal Sea Rise Adaption Projects in Marin

Proposition 68 will also enhance river parkways, protect coastal forests and wetlands, and fund outdoor access, lower-cost coastal accommodations, and climate adaptation.

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Property

CA - Erosion on California coast threatens railroad tracks, pricey homes

The bluffs in the Cyprus Shores community, where four homes are under immediate threat, have long been stabilized by the beach below, said Lesley Ewing, senior engineer for the Coastal Commission. Some stretches of beach enjoyed by swimmers and sunbathers may have to give way to coastal protection habitat if the area is to be saved, she said.

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Waterways

CA- Major oil spill forces cancellation of air show at Huntington Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (CNS) — A 126,000-gallon oil spill from an offshore rig was causing major ecological damage in the waters off Huntington Beach Sunday, as officials closed the area to beachgoers and canceled the final day of the Pacific Airshow.

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Energy

CA - Massive oil spill sends crude onto Orange County beaches, killing birds, marine life

Crews raced Sunday to contain the damage from a major oil spill off the Orange County coast that left crude spoiling beaches, killing fish and birds and threatening local wetlands.

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