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  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
  • Jay Holcomb, longtime leader in seabird rescue and rehab, dies at 63

    When Susan Kaveggia first met Jay Holcomb, it was in December 1998 and she had spent a long day volunteering to care for seabirds that had been caught in oil spills around Huntington Beach. Late in the day she saw an unassuming man walking into the...
  • Kevin Hunt: After Heating-Oil Spill, It's Windsor Homeowner Vs. Fusco Brothers

    Kevin Hunt: After Heating-Oil Spill, It's Windsor Homeowner Vs. Fusco Brothers
    A routine home-heating oil fill-up went from mix-up to mess-up in a hurry last November at Wendy Wojnarowski's Windsor home. After requesting a 100-gallon delivery, Fusco Brothers of Windsor arrived the next day and started pumping. When the pumpathon...
  • Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil

    Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River. In a letter...
  • Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment

    Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says. A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
  • Fire forces evacuation of San Onofre nuclear plant

    An out-of-control brush fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting evacuations. Southern California Edison said in a tweet that "about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated" from the plant because...
  • Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days

    Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days
    Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said. Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...
  • Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County

    Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County
    Brush fires broke out Wednesday in more than half a dozen spots in northern San Diego County and spread at a dangerous pace as hot, dry, erratic winds, backed by record temperatures, raked Southern California for a second day. Elsewhere, crews battled...
  • San Diego County fires: New evacuation orders made in San Marcos

    San Diego County fires: New evacuation orders made in San Marcos
    The focal point in the battle to tame raging wildfires in San Diego County shifted late Wednesday to the San Marcos area, where hundreds of new mandatory evacuation orders were issued and firefighters were  making a stand to protect hillside homes...
  • Oil spill on San Fernando Road could take hours to clean

    Oil spill on San Fernando Road could take hours to clean
    A 10,000-gallon crude-oil spill in Atwater Village early Thursday was expected to take 24 hours to fully clean up, officials said. Firefighters responding to the spill shortly after 1 a.m. in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road were able to hem...
  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...