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A Legacy of Pollution: The Need for Rapid Cleanup of Petroleum Contamination in California

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Publication Date: April 2003

Publisher(s): Environment California Research and Policy Center

Author(s): Dan Jacobson; Elizabeth Ridlington

Funder(s): Bauman Foundation; California Wellness Foundation

Funder(s): Bauman Foundation; California Wellness Foundation

Topic: Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)

Keywords: petroleum industry; oil pollution

Type: Report

Coverage: California


Production, distribution, and use of petroleum have polluted our air, water, and land. Our continuing reliance on petroleum adds to this contamination. The state of California operates programs to address many of these problems. Though these programs are effective in narrow areas, they are too small and underfunded to address the full scope of petroleum pollution in California. Petroleum pollution cleanup programs need reliable funding now.