California Attorney General Rob Bonta says investigators will work to find the cause of the oil spill and whether anything could have been done to prevent the spill.
The torn underwater pipeline spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into the ocean, according to federal investigators.
Federal, state and local agencies are racing to determine the cause of the spill, which is at least 13 square miles in size.
Coast Guard teams have been dispatched to help determine the extent of the damage from the spill, which is situated roughly two miles off the Louisiana coast. Officials say the source remains unclear.
The oil spill happened after workers dismantled a section of the Golden Ray nearly a week ago and the tide swept the oil under the environmental protection barrier that is set up around the ship.
The tanker, reportedly carrying a cargo of bitumen, used in road and roof construction, was at anchor, according to the ship's Singapore-based operator.
Some of the country's last beaches spared from development are now carpeted in globs of tar from an oil spill in the Mediterranean, damaging beaches that are nesting grounds for endangered turtles.
Israeli authorities are still trying to pinpoint the source of a major oil spill that has polluted much of the country's coastline with chunks of tar.
Crews had already removed thousands of tons of fuel oil from the ship to stave off further harm to the environment. Still, scientists say it's the worst ecological disaster in the country's history.
A Japanese-owned cargo ship ran aground in late July and began leaking oil a few days ago. Now a crack has expanded in its hull. The island nation is home to species that live nowhere else.
The capsized cargo ship the Golden Ray is still trapped in St. Simon Sound. The process of removing the ship is so complex it could take months or even...
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