HazMat Teams Responding to Oil Spill in Ventura: NRDC Reaction

LOS ANGELES  — Nearly 30,000 gallons of crude oil has spilled in Ventura. Ventura County Fire. and HazMat teams are responding.

Following is a statement by Damon Nagami, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Southern California Ecosystems Project:

“It’s infuriating to see another oil spill so soon after the devastation in Santa Barbara. We forget the real cost of fossil fuels and the big risks that come with Big Oil – from oil spills to health impacts near drilling sites to the disastrous derailment of oil trains, like the one in Oregon recently.

“We need to invest in clean energy and real solutions that don’t harm people, wildlife and our planet. Today’s spill is another reminder that even as our country has begun to move away from oil, we need to move faster. The human and environmental costs are just too high.”



The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC. 

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