California lawmakers push to ban new drilling in wake of massive oil spill

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from The Washington Post,

California lawmakers demanded a stop to oil drilling off their state’s coast Tuesday as outrage grew over an enormous oil spill and new questions and details emerged about the source and reporting of the leak.

Pipeline leak near Huntington Beach could be as much as 144,000 gallons, officials say as new details emerge.

Legislation by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to ban new federal oil leases off the entire West Coast could be wrapped into the mammoth budget bill Democrats are fighting over on Capitol Hill. State lawmakers said they would be pushing Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who declared a state of emergency in the area Monday night, to take additional action where possible.

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