Oil Spill

Buckets filled with oil contaminated sand are lined up during a cleanup operation near Refugio State Beach on May 22, 2015 in Goleta, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency after over 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about nine miles of beach within hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast in 1969 where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Coast Downgraded

Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.

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Cleanup crews continue to battle an oil spill near Santa Barbara. (credit: CBS)

Federal Regulators Say Oil Pipeline Owner Will Have To Pass Series Of Tests Before Restarting

It was also announced on Friday that two popular beaches normally crowded on a Memorial Day weekend would be closed.

05/22/2015

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San Pedro Center Takes In 8 Brown Pelicans Rescued From Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Brown pelicans rescued from the oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast are being cleaned and cared for at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care Center Friday.

05/22/2015

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Cleanup Crews Continue To Battle Oil Spill Near Santa Barbara Coast

Locals fear it’s going to continue to get worse.

05/21/2015

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Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Santa Barbara County In Response To Oil Spill

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday a day after a ruptured pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil off the California coast.

05/20/2015

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Santa Barbara DA’s Office Investigating ‘Potentially Criminal Statutes’ After Oil Spill

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday her office was investigating the large oil spill along the coast of Central California.

05/20/2015

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Ruptured Pipeline Leads To Spill Of Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Off Refugio State Beach

Authorities say a 24-inch underground pipeline ruptured Tuesday spilling thousands of gallons of oil off the Santa Barbara coastline.

05/19/2015

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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.

04/14/2015

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BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.

01/29/2015

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Pipeline Ruptures Spilling 10K Gallons Of Oil Onto Atwater Village Streets

A geyser of oil sprayed onto buildings and puddled in knee-high pools of crude in L.A. streets after a valve on a high-pressure pipeline failed Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2014

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710 Freeway Reopened In Time For Morning Commute After Fiery Tanker Trash

A portion of a Los Angeles freeway has been reopened after a fiery tanker truck crash seriously injured the driver, prompted evacuation of nearby homes, and snarled traffic for hours.

10/28/2013

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Portion Of 710 Freeway In Commerce Remains Closed After Big Rig Crash, Fire

Authorities say two people were injured after a big rig went over a freeway embankment and caught fire in the city of Commerce.

10/27/2013

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney: Pay Attention To What I Say, Not What I Do

In an effort to distract voters from his tax records, W. Mitt Romney launched a four pronged push back yesterday. Romney’s problem: each move revealed more about the problems with his floundering campaign.

08/07/2012

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Goldenwest Street Remains Closed As Crews Clean Up Oil Spill

Crews have spent the weekend cleaning up hundreds of gallons of crude oil that bubbled up from a break in an underground pipeline on Goldenwest Street Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2011

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