A Legacy of Pollution: The Need for Rapid Cleanup of Petroleum Contamination in California
Publication Date: April 2003
Publisher(s): Environment California Research and Policy Center
Keywords: petroleum industry; oil pollution
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.