Oil-Covered Santa Barbara County Beach Closed DownSanta Barbara County health officials have closed down Summerland Beach due to oil in the water and on the sand.
Natural Seepage Confirmed As Source Of Goleta Oil SheenAuthorities have confirmed natural seepage as the initial source for the Goleta beach oil sheen, officials said Monday.
Authorities Respond To 'Possible Oil Spill' Off Santa Barbara CoastlineAuthorities were investigating an oil sheen in the water near Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara, officials said.
Brown Appoints Panel To Review California Rules For FrackingThe 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.
Survey: LA Gas Prices Expected To Spike This Week As National Average DropsThe 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.
Officials Reopen El Capitan State Beach Closed In Refugio Oil SpillEl Capitan State Beach in Goleta has been cleared by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to re-open for camping and day use.
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.
Consumer Group Alleges Oil Exports Fueled Jump In Calif. Gas PricesA 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,
Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill CleanedThe 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.
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.
Calif. AG Harris Tours Cleanup Efforts At Refugio State BeachCalifornia 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.
South Bay Beaches Reopen After Effort To Clean Up Mysterious TarA 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.