Governor Proclaims State of Emergency for Orange County Oil Spill

Governor Newsom this week proclaimed a state of emergency in Orange County to support the emergency response to the oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach that originated in federal waters. Latest reports estimate the spill released up to 140,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean, which has begun to arrive onshore over the past week.

At the Governor’s direction, California has deployed personnel from the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Office of Emergency Services to assist in the response efforts and closely coordinate with the U.S. Coast Guard, local agencies, and other entities.

Governor Newsom traveled to Orange County on Tuesday to receive a briefing on the oil spill. Additional information, including the Governor’s proclamation, is available here.