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Oil-coated Pelicans Being cleaned at Rehab Center

Several petroleum-stained pelicans rescued from the blackened muck of California's latest oil spill spent the day on Friday being gently, painstakingly scrubbed

Protesters warn against using chemicals in Santa Barbara County oil spill clean-up

Dozens of protesters chanted "End Oil Now!" and hoisted signs alongside an inflatable mock pipeline on a Santa Barbara beach on Sunday, demanding an end to fracking and other forms of "extreme oil extraction" days after a spill sent thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean and onto beaches. 

California Oil Spill 5 Times Worse Than Expected

Officials are saying that about 105,000 gallons of crude oil have spilled into the Refugio State Beach in California, up five times from the measurement that had been predicted.

Hidden Costs From Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels

If you have ever visited Santa Barbara, it is absolutely beautiful - except for the oilrigs visible off shore. In 1969, one of those rigs had a blowout that caused 4.2 million gallons of oil to spill. At the time, it was the biggest disaster in US waters. Show More Summary

Sea Lion Affected By Santa Barbara Oil Spill Dies At SeaWorld

A sea lion affected by the Santa Barbara oil spill died Saturday morning while being treated at SeaWorld, as the cleanup continues through the holiday weekend. [ more › ]

Almost 50 years later, Santa Barbara reels from another devastating oil spill

18 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Mark Massara was eight years old in 1969, when a blowout at a Union Oil well off the California coast spilled more than three million gallons of crude along the beaches of Santa Barbara and devastated one of the northern hemisphere’s most prized ecosystems. He remembers going to the beach with his...

Santa Barbara Still Reeling From the Worst Oil Spill in Decades

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last Tuesday, an onshore pipeline belonging to the Texas-based oil company Plains All American burst, spewing roughly 105,000 gallons of crude down a storm drain and into an undeveloped stretch of coastline just north of Santa Barbara. Roughly a fifth of that oil made its way into open water. Read more...

Latest oil spill echoes 1969, but with less of the political fallout

22 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Along the coastline west of Santa Barbara last week rose an apparition from 1969, as oil defiled the surface of the Pacific, the beachside rocks, wildlife.

Sea Lion Saved From Santa Barbara Oil Spill Dies, Becomes The Face Of An Environmental Disaster

A sea lion that was rescued from the oil spill in Santa Barbara has died, becoming the face of an environmental disaster. The sea lion streaked with petroleum from the oil spill became a familiar face in reports of the environmental tragedy on California’s Santa Barbara coastline in recent days. Show More Summary

Oil-coated Pelicans Being cleaned at Rehab Center

  Several petroleum-stained pelicans rescued from the blackened muck of California's latest oil spill spent the day on Friday being gently, painstakingly

Possible Criminal Charges In California Oil Spill

BY TIM REID (Reuters)Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the center of the Santa Barbra oil spill in California for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of Santa Barbara – a city that helped spawn the modern environmental movement. Show More Summary

Santa Barbara County oil cleanup continues; pipeline may be dug up soon

A section of oil pipeline that ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of crude along the Santa Barbara County coast could be dug up by the end of the holiday weekend, authorities said, giving them the first opportunity to determine what caused the break.

Crews working to dig up broken pipeline at Refugio State Beach

A section of broken pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the Santa Barbara County coast could be dug up for inspection before the end of Memorial Day weekend, officials said Saturday.

Sea lion brought to SeaWorld from Santa Barbara oil spill dies

 A sea lion sent to SeaWorld San Diego from the oil spill at Refugio Beach has died, but two other animals that were covered with oil continue to be treated, park officials said Saturday.

Sea lion rescued from Santa Barbara oil spill dies at SeaWorld

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sea lion that became streaked with petroleum from an oil spill on California's Santa Barbara coastline has died after it was taken to SeaWorld in San Diego to be treated, officials said on Saturday.

Santa Barbara – Spill May Hamper Big California Oil Projects

by Rory Carroll May 22, San Francisco (Reuters) Hundreds of barrels of oil that gushed from a ruptured coastal pipeline in scenic California this week could stiffen opposition to large oil projects that companies want to build in the state, notably those to deliver cheap U.S. Show More Summary

Rough weather hampers cleanup of California oil spill

Rough waters and high winds were complicating efforts to clean up a recent oil spill off the coast of California, state officials said Saturday. Continue reading ? The post Rough weather hampers cleanup of California oil spill appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Not Again: How a 1969 Oil Spill Devastated the Santa Barbara Coast

It takes a disaster to shock us out of complacency. In January 1969, an oil well blew up off the coast of Santa Barbara, spilling an estimated three million gallons of black goo into the ocean—then the largest oil spill in U.S. waters ever. As images of dead birds and blackened beaches flooded the media, the modern environmental movement was born. Read more...

Spotlight on green news & views: Oil spills; the melting poles; Jeb Bush's climate change arrogance

See OceanDiver's post. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

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