California oil spill: Coast Guard had earlier notice, report says

The U.S. Coast Guard reportedly received multiple communications of a possible fuel spill off the southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed.  According to The Associated Press, records show that the Coast Guard asked local authorities to investigate the reports approximately 15

California oil spill legal fight will likely span years

It took little more than 48 hours from the moment a major oil spill was discovered off Southern California until the first lawsuit was filed against the Houston company that owns and operates the ruptured pipeline. Finding the cause, who is to

Southern California beach set to reopen after oil spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California beach that had been closed since an undersea pipeline leaked crude into ocean waters last week is set to reopen Monday, officials announced Sunday night. City and state beaches in Huntington Beach will reopen

California beaches near oil spill see 'tar balls': reports

California officials say tar balls have been seen on local beaches following the oil spill in Orange County last weekend. The Golden State’s Department of Fish and Wildlife describes the tar balls as small, dark and often sticky remnants of oil spills