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Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. safety officials said on Friday.

Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. Show More Summary

CA Oil Spill: Cleanup Crawls, Pipeline Company May Face Criminal Charges

The company responsible for an oil spill of along nine miles of Californian coastline will have to comply with an extensive list of federal requirements before reopening the line, and is already being investigated for possible criminal charges.

Exclusive: Prosecutors probe possible criminal case in California oil spill

SANTA BARBARA (Reuters) - Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the center of the California oil spill for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of Santa Barbara - a city that helped spawn the modern environmental movement.

California Oil Spill Prosecutors Eye Criminal Charges For Company

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

By Tim Reid SANTA BARBARA May 22 (Reuters) - Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the center of the California oil spill for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of Santa Barbara - a city...Show More Summary

California oil spill worries business owners and residents alike

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

As crews worked on Friday to bag, mop and contain the oil in the Santa Barbara Channel from this week’s pipeline rupture, local businesses worried about the impact the spill would have over Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff for summer.Read full article >>

Oil spill in California

A section of pipeline off Refugio State Beach in California ruptured on Tuesday, spilling about 105,000 gallons of crude oil. Nine miles of the scenic coast are affected and the governor declared a state of emergency. Crews have been...Show More Summary

What the Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Is Going to Kill

The Santa Barbara oil spill is going to kill a lot of animals. A lot. The post What the Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Is Going to Kill appeared first on WIRED.

Updates on Santa Barbara Oil Spill at Refugio State Beach

On May 19, 2015, the popular and pristine beaches of Refugio State Beach were covered by sticky, smelly, black oil. Shockwaves spread through Santa Barbara—a tiny town all too familiar with oil spills. As Santa Barbara once again contends with a catastrophic spill, the memories of the devastating 1969 spill still linger. Show More Summary

Week in Review: Letterman retires; California oil spills; CTM at One World Trade Center; Waco biker shooting

Top Stories: Letterman's last Late Show, oil spill on California coast, Taylor Swift wins big at Billboard Music Awards, CTM at One World Trade Center and Waco biker shooting.

Black and Blue: Santa Barbara Oil Spill Takes Another Toll on the California Coast

Santa Barbara, CA On Tuesday, an onshore pipeline near Santa Barbara ruptured, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil onto one of the last remaining stretches of pristine, undeveloped coastline in California. An estimated 21,000 gallons escaped into the Santa Barbara Channel, creating a slick that has spread to cover nearly 10 square miles. Show More Summary

Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

We’ve got a few big stories to mention this week, plus an interesting interview with The Notorious RBG. Let’s get started: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face the death penalty for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. As horrible as the crimes are, I’m not pro-death penalty, so we’ll just leave it at that. Show More Summary

Santa Barbara tourism industry fends off oil spill concerns

Is Santa Barbara covered in oil? Should I cancel my kayaking trip to Channel Islands National Park?

U.S. issues corrective action order over oil pipeline spill in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a corrective action order to Allied All American Pipeline over the pipeline rupture leading to this week's oil spill near Santa Barbara, California, federal safety officials said on Friday.

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Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Environmental disaster; animal endangerment] The Plains All American Pipeline oil spill off the California coast Tuesday, the cause of which is currently under investigation, is causing...Show More Summary

Feds order corrective action against pipeline firm involved in California oil spill

Federal authorities issued a corrective action order Friday against Plains Pipeline, the company responsible for a pipeline rupture in Santa Barbara County that spilled up to 21,000 gallons of crude into the ocean.

Calif. oil spill: Plains All American Pipeline's history of safety violations

Critical eyes have uncovered that Plains All American Pipeline, which operates the pipeline that ruptured in Santa Barbara earlier this week, has a history of safety violations.

Santa Barbara Oil Spill: What We Know So Far

Just days after a federal agency approved Shell’s plans to drill the Arctic for oil, California’s governor has declared a state of emergency following a Santa Barbara oil spill that spewed over 100,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean, covering Refugio State Beach. Show More Summary

More than 700 workers to help with California oil spill cleanup

The number of workers cleaning the coastline after the Santa Barbara County oil spill is expected to swell to more than 700 Friday as the response continues to ramp up, officials said. 

Santa Barbara pipeline spill highlights threats of tar sands expansion into the West Coast

This spill in Santa Barbara uncovers the gap between industry's rhetoric and reality, revealing risks associated with oil transportation infrastructure, the poor record of leak detection technology, and the inadequacy of spill response read more

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