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  • 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.
  • Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

    The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The...

    Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains

    One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an...

    Protesters warn against using chemicals in Santa Barbara County oil spill clean-up

    Protesters warn against using chemicals in Santa Barbara County oil spill clean-up
    Dozens of protesters chanted "End Oil Now!" and hoisted signs alongside an inflatable mock pipeline on a Santa Barbara beach on Sunday, demanding an end to fracking and other forms of "extreme oil extraction" days after a spill sent thousands of gallons...

    Shell chief insists Seattle is best offseason home for drilling rig

    SEATTLE In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska's Arctic shore, Shell Oil Co.'s Ann Pickard is on the hunt for a giant oil field, and she thinks she knows where to find it. All of the vessels in the Arctic exploration fleet gathering in Puget...