In this analysis, we review the history of major offshore oil spills near California and the efforts to ensure a reasonable level of safety and environmental protection in this area. We then contrast this with the current system to handle smaller, mostly onshore oil spills in the state. Finally, we present some alternatives to consider in attempting to improve this system.
[PDF] Tranquillon Ridge Offshore Oil and Gas Lease AgreementReport Dec 8, 1998
Oil Pipeline Spills: The Avila Beach and Guadalupe Experience