OCEA Media Brief

OCEA monitors local, state-wide and national news outlets to keep members up to date on the issues that impact working people. Media briefs are compiled and sent to members in a daily email blast. To receive OCEA media briefs, please register for an account.

October 20, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Officials from two OC coastal cities join growing calls to ban offshore oil drilling; state earmarks $236 million for 55 Freeway widening project, and midterms bringing huge money, attention to Orange County House races.

October 19, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC Congress members question why taxpayers float unprofitable oil rigs; coastal cities join increasing calls for offshore oil drilling bans, and school walkouts are a dud.

October 18, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Desalination plant owners make controversial demand of CA regulators; south OC cities say they were left out of freeway expansion loop, and 39-year battle to remove tons of nuclear waste continues.

October 15, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Congress considers decommissioning offshore oil rigs in wake of OC spill; how safe is OC coast after oil spill? Fisheries still closed, and flight attendants fight back against unruly passengers.

October 14, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Oil spill on center stage as Congress debates offshore drilling ban; OC oil spill was likely about 25,000 gallons, and Fullerton Council deadlocked over budget cuts, use of federal relief funds.

October 13, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Oil pipeline records obtained by Voice of OC prompt questions; Newport Beach officials approve local emergency over oil spill, and Port of LA to join Long Beach in 24/7 operations, Biden announces.

October 12, 2021 Media Brief

Today: State, feds kick off slew of investigations into OC oil spill; Anaheim is the largest OC city without a housing policy, and Kaiser workers vote to authorize strike at Southern California hospitals, clinics.

October 8, 2021 Media Brief

Today: State and federal officials cut off regular, public updates of OC oil spill; a father-son boat charter business survived the pandemic, now they face an oil spill, and why didn’t an auto shut-off system prevent the massive oil leak off OC’s coast?

October 7, 2021 Media Brief

Today: OC lawmakers call for new bans on offshore drilling; testing begins to see when beaches can reopen, and cleaning oil off birds can feel good, but does it make a difference?

October 6, 2021 Media Brief

Today: Oil spill cleanup facing lack of workers; Newport Beach, Laguna latest agencies to declare local emergencies, and feds say operators waited hours to shut down pipeline.

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