Articles Tagged With ‘Oil Industry’




Oil tanker flips on Highway 101 blocking traffic

An oil tanker overturned on Highway 1 near Orcutt Sunday night, causing the highway to be closed in the area. [Cal Coast Times] The truck overturned at about 10 p.m. and landed on its side blocking the highway by Solomon... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers urge Gov. Brown to stop new oil and gas projects

Statement from 240 California lawmakers: We, the undersigned elected officials of California, are deeply concerned about the impacts of climate change and pollution caused by the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels on the people we represent. We applaud... (Continue reading)

Plains found guilty on 9 charges for failing to maintain oil pipeline

A Santa Barbara County jury found Plains All American Pipeline guilty on Friday of a felony count of failing to properly maintain its pipeline and eight misdemeanor charges related to the May 19, 2015 spill of 140,000 gallons of crude... (Continue reading)

Oil tanker overturns on Nipomo Mesa, prompts evacuations

An oil tanker crashed on Willow Road near Highway 1 Saturday morning and then overturned, landing on its side off of the roadway. [Cal Coast Times] The accident resulted in authorities evacuating some residents from homes on the Nipomo Mesa.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach women supplied oil field meth ring

A Grover Beach woman is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as part of an oil field drug... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 appeals rail spur denial

Phillips 66 appealed the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s denial of its rail spur project to the county Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, the last day the company could challenge the commission’s denial. In its request, Phillips 66 is... (Continue reading)

SLO County Planning Commission denies Phillips 66 rail spur project

After more than eight months of hearings, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to deny the controversial Phillips 66 rail spur project. Commissioners Don Campbell and Jim Harrison dissented. Phillips 66 was seeking approval to... (Continue reading)

Government should focus on facts, not emotion

OPINION by GARY KIRKLAND The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a hearing on the Phillips 66 Railroad spur extension on Sept. 22. At that hearing many speakers opposed the extension as it might cause harm and is dangerous.... (Continue reading)

Environmental group sues state over Price Canyon oil wells

An environmental group says California regulators are negligent in protecting the state’s groundwater amid an historic drought and shouldn’t allow new oil and gas wells in Price Canyon without the proper environmental reviews, according to a lawsuit filed on Aug.... (Continue reading)

Thousands of gallons of oil spill in Ventura

Nearly 30,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a Ventura pipeline in Hall Canyon early Thursday morning. The oil traveled down a gorge that leads to the beach, but firefighters prevented the crude from spilling into the ocean. Around 5:30... (Continue reading)