'Where's Pete?': Questions Face DOT as Cargo Ship Backlog Blamed for California Oil Spill

'Where's Pete?': Questions Face DOT as Cargo Ship Backlog Blamed for California Oil Spill


Critics are asking what Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is doing about the congestion of cargo ships at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as investigators point to a cargo ship’s anchor as a likely cause of a recent oil spill in the area.

As Breitbart News reported last month, there is a massive backup of cargo ships off the coast of Southern California, due to a variety of factors, including rising import demand, insufficient trucking, and workers’ reluctance to do night shifts.

On Friday, an undersea pipeline linked to an offshore oil platform leaked roughly 144,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

A person stands near oil washed up on Huntington State Beach after a 126,000-gallon oil spill from an offshore oil platform on October 3, 2021 in Huntington Beach, California. The spill forced the closure of the popular Great Pacific Airshow with authorities

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