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Current Event June 2, 2015

Oil Spill Puts Focus on Safety


On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, an oil pipe in Santa Barbara California burst, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of oil into a storm drain that emptied into the ocean. The oil has devastated the coastline. From plants and animals on shore to the bottom of the ocean, this spill is expected to have a lasting impact on this ecologically diverse coast. Listen to learn more about the spill, its environmental impact and the political response it has inspired.

Civics/Government Environment Earth and Space Science

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AIR DATE: 05/23/2015


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