Oil Spill the Tea

Cartoon by Alex Bowman

Last weekend, an estimated 144,000 gallons of heavy crude oil leaked from an underwater pipeline in California, making for one of the largest spills in recent state history. While federal regulators have enacted protections for some federal lands and waters, they’re still a long way from reaching President Biden’s 30×30 goal. But the longer they take, the higher the chance of more pollution crises like this one. Birds and marine life — often endangered species — are recurring victims of this dereliction of duty.

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