Oil

Officials say the three-mile sheen of oil is expected to break up naturally. (Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)

Natural Seepage Confirmed As Source Of Goleta Oil Sheen

Authorities have confirmed natural seepage as the initial source for the Goleta beach oil sheen, officials said Monday.

08/03/2015

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Authorities Respond To ‘Possible Oil Spill’ Off Santa Barbara Coastline

Authorities were investigating an oil sheen in the water near Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, officials said.

07/29/2015

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Brown Appoints Panel To Review California Rules For Fracking

The panel will review a state-ordered fracking study released this month that found some of the chemicals used in California’s fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health.

07/22/2015

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Survey: LA Gas Prices Expected To Spike This Week As National Average Drops

The highest price was $3.66 a gallon in Los Angeles. Prices in California rose about 9 cents in the past 2 weeks and a continuing spike is expected this week.

07/12/2015

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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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