A HazMat Spill from Oil Fields & Pipelines about Every Other Day in California

There was some recent press about the number of oil spills in Colorado.  They have about 2 spills a day. California has a much lower oil production rate than Colorado, but there still are a lot of spills here, according to the California Emergency Management Agency. The Final Environmental Impact Report says that there is a 34% likelihood of an oil spill during the proposed Hermosa Beach project’s life.

California HazMat Spills

California HazMat Spills (Click image for larger view)

The Hermosa Beach Oil Drilling Project would be illegal in Colorado, since they require a minimum distance of 500 feet between a oil well and homes. Click here for more information the location of this project. Click here for E&B spill statistics.