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Officials Reopen El Capitan State Beach Closed In Refugio Oil Spill

El Capitan State Beach in Goleta has been cleared by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to re-open for camping and day use.

06/26/2015

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Oil From Santa Barbara Spill Spread To Redondo Beach

Oil from a Santa Barbara ruptured pipeline spread more than 100 miles to several Southland beaches, according to a report released Friday.

06/26/2015

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Consumer Group Alleges Oil Exports Fueled Jump In Calif. Gas Prices

A consumer advocacy group says oil companies exported “unprecedented” amounts of gasoline from the West Coast to foreign nations just prior to a huge spike in the price of gasoline in California,

06/11/2015

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Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill Cleaned

The 44 percent includes mostly sandy beaches, which only have trace amounts, or less than 1 percent of oil, said California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Alexia Retallack. She said tar and oil is naturally found through seeps at Southern California beaches and should be avoided.

06/07/2015

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Pipeline Firm Told California Oil Spill ‘Extremely Unlikely’

Nearly 1,200 pages of records, filed with state regulators by Plains All American Pipeline, detail a range of defenses the company established to guard against crude oil spills and, at the same time, prepare for the worst should a spill occur.

06/07/2015

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Calif. AG Harris Tours Cleanup Efforts At Refugio State Beach

California Attorney General Kamala Harris was in Santa Barbara Thursday to tour cleanup efforts at the Refugio State Beach and the surrounding area affected by last month’s oil spill.

06/04/2015

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South Bay Beaches Reopen After Effort To Clean Up Mysterious Tar

A six-mile stretch of South Bay shoreline will not reopen as planned as crews continue to clean up remaining tar balls that washed ashore, authorities said Friday.

05/29/2015

A worker cleans oil from the rocks and beach at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 22, 2015. The oil company behind a crude spill on the California coast vowed to do the "right thing" to clear up the mess, even as reports emerged of past leaks involving its pipelines. Plains All American Pipeline made the pledge as it said nearly 8,000 gallons of oil had been scooped up, out of some 21,000 gallons believed to have flooded into the ocean near Santa Barbara, northwest of Los Angeles.    AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ruptured Oil Pipeline In Santa Barbara To Be Removed, Volunteers Requested To Help Clean Up

Authorities Tuesday will begin removing the pipeline that burst in Santa Barbara County and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.

05/26/2015

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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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Critics Of Offshore Drilling Express Concern Amid Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Coast

As emergency crews work to clean up thousands of gallons of crude oil near Santa Barbara, critics of offshore drilling say they’re concerned about the safety of pipelines that run up and down the coast.

05/19/2015

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Experts Shun Link Between Oil Drilling, Southland Quakes

A recent string of earthquakes to hit the Southland recently have not been related to drilling at a controversial Inglewood oil field, according to scientists.

05/04/2015

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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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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

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Blast At Torrance Refinery To Increase Gas Prices, Economist Predicts

An explosion at a large refinery in the South Bay will likely cause a ripple effect at the gas pump with prices predicted to increase.

02/18/2015

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California Pledges Changes In Protecting Underground Water

State oil and gas regulators on Monday released a plan they sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week for bringing the state back into compliance with federal safe-drinking water requirements.

02/09/2015

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