Posts Tagged ‘Oil’


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Mysterious oil spotted off Goleta coast

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A little more than two months after thousands of gallons of oil spilled along the Gaviota coast, a mysterious layer of oil appeared offshore of the nearby Goleta Beach. [LA Times] Around 11 a.m. Wednesday, kayakers spotted oil about 1,000... (Continue reading)

Oil spill cleanup costs surpassing $70 million

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The cost of cleaning up the Santa Barbara County oil spill has already reached approximately $70 million. [NBC Southern California] Pipeline company Plains All American announced Wednesday that the cleanup cost had reached $69 million. Each day of the cleanup... (Continue reading)

Ruptured oil pipeline badly corroded

The pipeline that ruptured near Refugio State Beach in the early afternoon on May 19 had extensive external corrosion, according to a government report released June 3. Investigators with the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration found a 6... (Continue reading)

How do we create a post-fossil fuel society?

Opinion by Fielding Graduate University President Katrina Rogers, PhD The oil spill the occurred off 20 miles north of Santa Barbara on May 19 raises once again the specter of an increasingly polluted world. With all of us so dependent on fossil... (Continue reading)

Oil spill cleanup continues, few animals impacted

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Three days after thousands of gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline poured into the ocean west of Goleta, officials report three dead pelicans and one dead common dolphin, though the cause of dolphin’s death has not been determined. A... (Continue reading)

Oil pipeline spills 21,000 gallons off Central Coast

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A ruptured pipeline near Goleta spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean Tuesday creating an approximately four-mile wide oil slick. The portion of the pipeline near Refugio State Beach broke in the early afternoon spilling oil into a... (Continue reading)

Just say no to crude by rail

OPINION BY THE MESA REFINERY WATCH GROUP Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo City Council officially joined a rapidly expanding list of towns, cities and counties. They’re the ones specifically opposed to Phillips 66 imposing its self-proclaimed “crude-by-rail strategy” on California... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County anti-fracking activists wildly outspent

The proponents of a ballot measure calling for a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Santa Barbara County are being outspent on the campaign trail by a ratio of more than 20 to 1. [KEYT] If passed, Measure P... (Continue reading)

Oil spill near Santa Maria

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County are at the scene of a nearly 1,260 gallon oil spill on Palmer Street south of Orcutt. Shortly before 5 a.m., emergency crews responded to a suspected pipeline break that sent oil spilling across the... (Continue reading)

Senator demands disclosure of crude oil railroad shipments

Following Wednesday’s delayed disclosure of a shipment of 1 million gallons of crude oil by railroad earlier this month, State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, demanded timely disclosure of crude oil shipments by railroad. [Daily Democrat] In May, the U.S. Department... (Continue reading)



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