May 19 marks the four-year anniversary of the 2015 Plains All American Pipeline Refugio Oil Spill that released more than 140,000 gallons of heavy crude along 150 miles of the California Coast, from Gaviota to the Channel Islands, and as far south as Orange County. The spill closed public beaches, 138 square miles of fisheries, and killed hundreds of marine mammals and seabirds. Four years later, the threat of another spill looms large as ExxonMobil seeks to restart its offshore platforms and truck its oil along the same coastal route. For the past four years, the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) has been working diligently to ensure restoration of our coastline to its pristine, pre-spill condition and prevent future oil related disasters. At the same time, EDC is also fighting countless efforts to open our coast to more oil and gas drilling, restart fracking from the platforms just off our coast, and dangerously transport oil by trucks. “It is unconscionable that, while we await full restoration of our coastline from the Plains All American spill, EDC and our partners must simultaneously work to prevent new oil and gas projects,” said Linda Krop, EDC’s Chief Counsel. “Commu...