A pipeline ruptured off Santa Barbara, California.
By EVAN SIMON
May 21, 2015, 1:55 AM
• 7 min read
-- California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara today after a ruptured pipeline off the coast leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean.
The leak was first reported around noon on Tuesday when an onshore pipeline broke, allowing crude to reach a storm drain that empties into the ocean. At least two oil slicks that when combined cover approximately nine miles of the Santa Barbara coast have been identified by the Coast Guard.