Articles Tagged With ‘oil spill’




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... (Continue reading)

Pipeline company facing criminal charges over Refugio oil spill

A California state grand jury has indicted Plains All American Pipeline and one of its employees over last year’s oil spill in Santa Barbara County. The company announced the indictment in a press release Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Tanker crashes, spills fuel in Santa Barbara County

An 18-wheel oil tanker crashed, turned over and leaked fuel early Friday morning in Santa Barbara County on Highway 154 and Zaca Station Road, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The location is... (Continue reading)

Oil spill cleanup costs surpassing $70 million

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.... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 pipe bursts, spills oil near Santa Maria

Two weeks following the oil spill near Refugio State Beach, a second Santa Barbara County crude pipe burst, this time causing a small spill near Santa Maria. [KEYT] Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a passerby reported... (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... (Continue reading)

Brown declares emergency over Central Coast oil spill

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday in response to the oil spill near Goleta that has caused about 21,000 gallons of crude to flow into the ocean. Brown’s emergency declaration frees... (Continue reading)

Oil pipeline spills 21,000 gallons off Central Coast

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... (Continue reading)

Pipe break spurs small oil spill in Santa Maria

A small oil spill occurred Saturday morning near Highway 101 in Santa Maria after an underground pipe broke. [KSBY] Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the spill at 1348 East Battles Road just after 7... (Continue reading)