Take Action: Prevent Another Oil Spill in Santa Barbara
Before the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, before Exxon Valdez, there was the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. Spewing 3 million gallons of crude, blackening beaches for miles, and killing thousands of wild animals, it was the largest oil spill the United States had experienced.
Fifty years later, Santa Barbara is under threat from another spill. Plains Pipeline, the company responsible for spilling 120,000 gallons of offshore oil in Santa Barbara County in 2015, wants to build a new pipeline along the coast. To make matters worse, the pipeline would allow several aging, accident-prone offshore-drilling platforms that have been shut down to start pumping crude again.
Take action: Tell Santa Barbara county officials to reject Plains' dirty pipeline.