AB 2609 — Oil: facility response plan. by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris of Laguna Beach with Assembly Bill 2609. | Cal Parks

AB 2609 — Oil: facility response plan. by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris of Laguna Beach with Assembly Bill 2609.

Our Position

Support

Status

Did not pass out of Legislature

Current federal law requires oil facilities to prepare a plan for how they will respond in the event of an oil spill. This legislation requires oil facilities to give the State Land Commission this plan and allows them to hold public comment. 

Position Statement

Beaches in Orange County were devastated in October 2021 by a 126,000-gallon oil spill from a broken pipeline that created a 13-mile-long oil slick. This legislation ensures Californians have a seat at the table to receive and review these necessary plans to make certain oil facilities are prepared in the unfortunate event of an oil spill. California State Parks Foundation supports this legislation because it protects wildlife and nature for future generations.