Officials say as many as 105,000 gallons of oil have spilled from a ruptured pipeline along the Santa Barbara coast, and around 21,000 gallons of that is believed to have made it into the waterways.
California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday declared a state of emergency because of the spill, and biologists are working on beaches to try to save wildlife from the oil.
Officials say a clean up effort is now ongoing for 24 hours a day. Lance Orozco of KCLU joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with details.
Note: This story has been updated to include the total estimated size of the oil spill, in addition to the amount of oil believed to have made it into the waterways.
- Lance Orozco, news director at KCLU in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
This segment aired on May 21, 2015.