Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Statement on Santa Barbara Oil Spill and Investigation

Friday, May 22, 2015
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LOS ANGELES— Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the oil spill off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County. The Attorney General’s office is actively working with the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office and state and federal agencies to investigate the incident.    

“California’s coastline is one of the state’s most precious natural treasures. This oil spill has scarred the scenic Santa Barbara coast, natural habitats and wildlife.  My office is working closely with our state and federal partners on an investigation of this conduct to ensure we hold responsible parties accountable.”

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