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  • Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.
  • 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...

    NC conservation groups show cautionary films on fracking

    Environmental advocacy groups are touring North Carolina with a series of short cautionary films about hydraulic fracturing drilling. The groups are showing the documentaries in Fayetteville on Saturday. By the end of the tour that runs through June,...

    Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

    The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels. No one...

    A look at how California spill compares with 1969 disaster

    An oil slick stretched across 9 miles of coastal waters Thursday after a pipeline rupture spilled thousands of gallons of sticky, stinking crude just north of Santa Barbara. Crews are working around the clock to rake, skim and vacuum it up. The coastline...