| May 27, 2015
| 10:15 PM
Federal authorities Wednesday issued a cleanup order to the company whose underground pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Pacific last week, marring several miles of Santa Barbara County coastline.
“There may not be oil on...
| May 25, 2015
| 6:00 AM
After days of turning away members of the public looking to help clean up in the aftermath of a large oil spill along the Santa Barbara coast last week, officials will begin training volunteers to assist in the response Monday.
| May 24, 2015
| 10:10 PM
Clad in white protective suits and yellow hard hats, the workers knelt below a jagged cliff-side, packing oil-saturated sand into plastic bags.
Coin-sized tar balls and oil-stained kelp washed in with the waves at the once-pristine beach at El Capitan...
| May 23, 2015
| 8:55 PM
A section of oil pipeline that ruptured and spilled thousands of gallons of crude along the Santa Barbara County coast could be dug up by the end of the holiday weekend, authorities said, giving them the first opportunity to determine what caused the...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 6:53 PM
State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said Thursday that her office was weighing potential criminal charges against operators of the pipeline that spilled more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil along the Santa Barbara County coastline last month.
| Jun 2, 2015
| 6:10 AM
Opponents of a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County are asking a federal court to halt construction until it can hear their appeal of the project's approval.
In a motion filed Monday with the Court of Appeals for the District of...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 3:00 AM
A Santa Barbara fisherman is suing the Texas owners of the oil pipeline that ruptured last month, spilling up to 105,000 gallons of crude along the coast near Refugio State Beach, for economic damages.
Lawyers for Stace Cheverez said in a complaint...
| May 30, 2015
| 12:29 PM
Dozens of Ventura County residents were expected to gather Saturday for an interfaith blessing of the ocean and to protest against oil drilling and fracking.
The gathering near Mandalay County Park in Oxnard was planned amid reports of tar balls...
| May 29, 2015
| 5:47 PM
Ariadne Reynolds and Brian Stirling peered through binoculars, scanning Manhattan Beach for signs of oil or tar balls from aboard a 21-foot, open-deck motorboat. Other than sometimes catching a whiff of oil, they had yet to find anything. Until —...
| May 29, 2015
| 5:10 PM
The cleanup response to the oil spill that fouled miles of beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast will now extend to Ventura County, where tar balls have been spotted on beaches, officials said Friday.
The pipeline's owners said it will dispatch...
| May 28, 2015
| 9:23 PM
Three U.S. senators are raising concerns about a Texas-based company’s “insufficient” response to a pipeline failure last week that released thousands of gallons of crude into the ocean and fouled the Santa Barbara County coastline.