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  • 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...
  • Pipe to be removed for testing as long oil spill cleanup takes shape

    Pipe to be removed for testing as long oil spill cleanup takes shape
    The owners of a pipeline that burst and spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude along the Santa Barbara County coast expect to remove the ruptured section Thursday. Federal regulators say the longterm cleanup is just beginning with more than 10,000...
  • Three Injured In Car-Tanker Crash In Monroe

    Three Injured In Car-Tanker Crash In Monroe
    MONROE — Three people were injured when a car and an oil tanker crashed head-on on Route 25 Wednesday morning, shutting down the road for several hours, police said. Two people were trapped in the car, but they and the truck driver are expected...
  • Slatedale resident may have to clean up Trout Creek oil spill

    Slatedale resident may have to clean up Trout Creek oil spill
    Oil that spilled into Trout Creek near Slatedale last week appears to have come from a home about 200 feet from the stream, a state environmental investigator said. The reddish oil was noticed in the creek at Country Bridge Road near Grant Street,...
  • California oil spill: Officials hope to get first look at ruptured pipe

    California oil spill: Officials hope to get first look at ruptured pipe
    Workers on Tuesday began digging up the soil around a pipe that ruptured and spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude oil along the Santa Barbara County coast. Plains All American Pipeline hopes to dig down to the pipe and take a look at the ruptured area...
  • Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water

     Central Valley's growing concern: Crops raised with oil field water
    Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops. Oil giant Chevron recycles 21 million gallons of that water each...
  • Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety

    Five years after BP spill, new rules for offshore drilling aim to boost safety
    There aren't many issues on which government regulators, oil industry experts and environmentalists can all agree, but five years after the BP gulf oil spill, many say offshore drilling operations are safer — although there is debate over whether...
  • More than 700 workers to help with California oil spill cleanup

    More than 700 workers to help with California oil spill cleanup
    The number of workers cleaning the coastline after the Santa Barbara County oil spill is expected to swell to more than 700 Friday as the response continues to ramp up, officials said.  Workers have rescued five brown pelicans, as well as a juvenile sea...
  • Crews work to assess, control Santa Barbara-area oil spill

    Crews work to assess, control Santa Barbara-area oil spill
    Efforts to clean the crude-stained Santa Barbara coastline ramped up Thursday as scientists, government officials and workers tried to get a handle on the size, extent and environmental impact of Tuesday's oil spill. Officials responding to the spill,...
  • Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

    Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges
    PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally...
  • Santa Barbara oil spill: Pipeline operator has long record of problems

    Santa Barbara oil spill: Pipeline operator has long record of problems
    Plains Pipeline, the large Texas-based company responsible for the pipe that ruptured in Santa Barbara County, has accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to federal records. A Times analysis of data from the Pipeline...