Oil Spill

Regulators Found Shoddy Emergency Preparedness Documents At Oil Pipeline Company Months Before Santa Barbara SpillThe pipeline company responsible for an oil spill that blackened California beaches kept shoddy records on emergency training and how it would protect pristine coastline in the event of a break, federal regulators said Friday.
3 Sea Lions, Elephant Seal Injured By Refugio Oil Spill Released Into WildThree California sea lions and an elephant seal who were exposed to an oil spill near Santa Barbara in May have been returned to the wild.
California Oil Spill Might Be Larger Than ProjectedNo timeline has been set to restart the pipeline.
Santa Barbara County Oil Spill May Have Been Larger Than ProjectedAn oil spill from a ruptured pipeline near Santa Barbara, California, that fouled beaches for miles may have been far larger in volume than earlier projected.
Southern California Beaches Tested For Tar Balls After SpillCleanup commanders said Saturday that they sampled beaches nearby and as far away as Newport Beach in Orange County to see if oil from the spill was continuing to wash up.
CHP: All NB Lanes Of 14 Fwy Closed Due To Oil Spill In Palmdale A freeway was shut down Thursday after a big-rig truck overturned and caught on fire in Palmdale.
Environmentalists Want Brown To Stop Offshore FrackingState regulators this month approved nine permits for so-called fracking operations between August and December in Long Beach Harbor. The Center for Biological Diversity called on Brown Tuesday to halt the plans.
Fishing Resumes In Waters Fouled By Oil SpillThe state Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing fishing to resume across 138 square miles of water off the Santa Barbara coast that was closed following last month's huge oil spill.
Exxon Mobil Halts Drilling After Spill Crippled PipelineThe oil company temporarily ceased operations last week after Santa Barbara County rejected its emergency application to truck oil to refineries, spokesman Richard Keil said.
Workers Clean Up Oil Spill On California Beaches By HandThe painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks a new front in the cleanup after an underground pipeline leaked last month and released up to 101,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, sullied the beach and washed out to sea.
Photographs Of Ruptured Oil Pipeline Show Visible Corrosion, Expert SaysPhotos of the pipeline that spilled oil on the Santa Barbara coast show extensive corrosion and provide clues about the cause of the rupture, experts said.
Cost Of Cleaning Up Oil Spill In Santa Barbara County Reaches $62MThe cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday.
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