Huntington Beach Has Reopened, But the Aftermath of the Oil Spill Is Far From Over
Surf’s up at Huntington Beach, 10 days after a major oil spill spoiled the waters off California’s southern coast. The popular surf spot reopened Monday after city officials and California State Parks announced in a statement that “water quality testing results showed non-detectable amounts of oil associated toxins in our ocean water.”
As my colleague Piper McDaniel reported last week, the ocean floor accident has exposed a complicated web of responsibility:
An estimated 144,000 gallons of oil gushed into the sea over the weekend before Amplify Energy Corp., owner of the ruptured pipeline, shut...