Oil Men with a Bad Record
A Record of Oil Spills
Over the past 17 years, the oil men who want to drill in Hermosa Beach have been responsible for numerous oil spills. One spill alone involved some 63,000 gallons of oil. But, oil is not all they spill. Thousands of gallons of diesel and waste water have also been spilled or illegally dumped.
A History of Bankruptcy
When things go wrong, these oil men declare bankruptcy and are gone. Seventeen years ago, a project under the current president of E&B Natural Resources had a blowout where a massive amount of oil spilled along the Louisiana coast. They could not afford to pay for all the cleanup, so they filed for bankruptcy and got out.
Destructive to Communities
These oil men have left destruction in their wake. Whether it’s spilling oil over thousands of acres of coast waters and wetlands or being sued for groundwater contamination linked to killing local crops, this is not the kind of company we want in our community.