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Oil pipeline company cleaning up in Central Valley after thousands of gallons spilled

An oil pipeline company is on cleanup duty Tuesday after a spill last week in the Central Valley was reported to involve as much as 21,000 gallons. The oil did not flow into any waterways. Shell Pipeline Co. said a team was on-site clearing contaminated soil and monitoring local air, water and...

Mark Ruffalo's Water Nonprofit Has Allied Itself With An Opportunistic Sponge Salesman

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Ever since oil giant BP used his product as part of the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, Scott Smith has traveled the world pitching his special sponge technology. He brought it to disasters in China, Arkansas,Show More Summary

Crews excavating North Dakota land after large spill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crews in North Dakota are excavating pastureland after more than 120,000 gallons of oil and drilling wastewater overflowed from a tank. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the spill happened Wednesday near Marmarth, in southwestern North Dakota, at a site operated by Texas-based Denbury Onshore. The company has not responded […]

Shell Oil Spill Cleanup Operation Ends As Voices Against New Gulf Drilling Grow Louder

Five days after Royal Dutch Shell reported an estimated 88,000 gallon crude oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico from its operations in the Glider field, the oil company and the U.S. Coast Guard agreed to halt skimming operations used in the...Show More Summary

Report outlines multiple failures in Santa Barbara oil spill

The operator of a pipeline that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil in Santa Barbara last year "failed on multiple levels to prevent, detect and respond to the incident," a federal pipeline administrator said Thursday. "What happened is completely unacceptable," said Marie Therese Dominguez,...

U.S. blames Plains pipeline company for Santa Barbara oil spill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Numerous lapses in safety measures, judgment and planning by Plains All American Pipeline LP led to and worsened a major oil spill last year that fouled miles of shoreline and ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday.

Offshore Oil Drilling and Spilling Is Criminal

This week's criminal indictment of an oil company for its involvement in the Refugio oil spill in California last year comes as no surprise. After all, Plains All-American Pipelines' corroded pipes allowed more than 140,000 gallons of...Show More Summary

Prosecutors Smell Blood After Oil Spill in California. Will They Move Up The Corporate Ladder?

After California prosecutors obtained an indictment against a pipeline company and one of its employees for an oil spill that killed aquatic life and tainted local communities, Santa Barbara’s district attorney said that its office would give the case its full attention — that protection of the California coastline is [...]

California Grand Jury Indicts Plains All American Pipeline After Huge Spill

A California grand jury has indicted the Plains All American Pipeline Co. after its pipeline near Santa Barbara burst last year and permitted the spilling of 140,000 gallons of crude oil into Pacific Ocean. The indictment also includes one of its employees.

Felony Charges Handed Down For Company That Spilled 140,000 Gallons Of Oil Onto California Beach

One Plains All American Pipeline employee could face up to three years in jail. The post Felony Charges Handed Down For Company That Spilled 140,000 Gallons Of Oil Onto California Beach appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Texas oil firm indicted in massive 2015 oil spill off coast of Santa Barbara, CA

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In California today, a grand jury indicted the Plains All-American Pipeline and one of the oil company's employees on criminal charges over the massive 2015 oil spill in Santa Barbara County. (more…)

Plains All American Pipeline indicted in Santa Barbara oil spill

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Houston-based pipeline company has been indicted in California on 46 criminal charges stemming from a major oil spill last year that forced beach closures and fouled miles of shoreline near Santa Barbara, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Company charged for140,000-gallon oil spill on California coast

The rupture fouled Refugio State Beach and tar balls were found more than 100 miles away on Los Angeles County beaches

Pipeline Company Indicted Over 2015 California Oil Spill

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Plains All American Pipeline company is facing 46 criminal counts after one of its pipelines ruptured last year, spilling crude oil that fouled miles of coastline near Santa Barbara.

Company Says It’s Been Indicted for California Oil Spill

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Plains All American Pipeline was responsible for a spill of more than 140,000 gallons near Santa Barbara. It denies any criminal wrongdoing.

Pipeline Company Faces Criminal Charges Over Santa Barbara Oil Spill

"We hope it will result in some penalties that can be used to help restore some of the damage." [ more › ]

Pipeline company indicted in Santa Barbara County oil spill

A pipeline company said Tuesday it has been indicted in connection with a massive oil spill last year in Santa Barbara County. Plains All American Pipeline said the company and one of its employees was indicted by a state grand jury on 46 counts related to the May 2015 spill. Both state and local...

Response Continues to Offshore Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell continued to respond over the weekend to the release of some 88,200 gallons of crude oil from a subsea flow line into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 90 miles off the Louisiana coast. Recovery methodsShow More Summary

Response Continues to Oil Spill off Louisiana

The joint effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and Shell continues in response to an oil discharge from a segment of flow line at the Glider Field located approximately

Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill: Almost 90,000 Gallons Leak From Shell Pipeline [Video]

Yet another oil spill is polluting the Gulf of Mexico; this time, coming from a leaking Royal Dutch Shell pipeline, reports the Huffington Post. This most recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill was reportedly spotted on May 12 by a Shell helicopter flying over the area and has resulted in the company shutting down all... Show More Summary

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