Sen. Bates’ Statement on Orange County Oil Spill

Monday, October 4, 2021

“The oil spill off the coast of Orange County is devastating and my office is in contact with appropriate agencies to ensure that our region has the resources it needs to respond.


“The state has closed fishing from Warner Ave. in Huntington Beach to Crown Valley Parkway in Dana Point and extending 6 miles offshore. The state is utilizing only trained volunteers for cleanup at this time and is requesting the public to avoid affected areas for their safety.


“For the latest updates and information on the oil spill, visit”