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  • Feds order pipeline company to clean up Santa Barbara coastline

    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...
  • Volunteers will be trained to help with oil spill

    Volunteers will be trained to help with oil spill
    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.  Volunteers can...
  • Workers put in 12-hour days at Santa Barbara County oil cleanup site

    Workers put in 12-hour days at Santa Barbara County oil cleanup site
    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...
  • Santa Barbara County oil cleanup continues; pipeline may be dug up soon

    Santa Barbara County oil cleanup continues; pipeline may be dug up soon
    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...
  • Kamala Harris tours site of Santa Barbara County oil spill

    Kamala Harris tours site of Santa Barbara County oil spill
    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. “We&...
  • LNG project opponents seek emergency halt to construction

    LNG project opponents seek emergency halt to construction
    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...
  • Santa Barbara fisherman files suit against oil pipeline company

    Santa Barbara fisherman files suit against oil pipeline company
    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...
  • Santa Barbara County oil spill prompts Oxnard protest

    Santa Barbara County oil spill prompts Oxnard protest
    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...
  • Environmental group collects tar balls in effort to identify source

    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 —...
  • Oil spill cleanup extends to Ventura County

    Oil spill cleanup extends to Ventura County
    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...
  • Senators call Santa Barbara oil spill response 'insufficient'

    Senators call Santa Barbara oil spill response 'insufficient'
    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. In...