Orange County Oil Spill: Booms Placed To Protect Environmentally-Sensitive Talbert Marsh, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Already one of California’s largest, recent oils spills, the 126,000 gallons of heavy crude oil that spewed into the ocean has damaged wildlife and beaches in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and other coastal Orange County communities. The spill stems from a broken pipeline owned by Beta Operating, which is a subsidiary of Amplify Energy, a company that filed for bankruptcy in 2017. Several news outlets have reported safety and environmental violations at Beta Operating since 1980, some of which resulted in partial or full closure of the offshore platform.
The investigation into the cause of the leak is still ongoing, and the effects of the spill will undoubtedly be environmentally and financially disastrous for the local Orange County community. In an area where beaches and surrounding business were closed during the pandemic, the oil spill is another blow to the local economy. Business owners may have claims for losses related to closures and lost revenue because of the oil spill, especially those in the following areas:
Hotels and lodging
Surfboard and bike rentals
If you believe that you have lost or may lose business revenue because of the oil spill off Orange County’s coast, contact the attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo for a free consultation to review your case. You can text or call us at (714) 835-6990.