Pipeline company found guilty in California’s worst coastal oil spill in 25 years

Posted In News, Pollution
Sep
8

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Refugio State Beach. The 2015 oil spill was the state’s largest coastal oil spill in 25 years affecting Santa Barbara County. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing…

Read Full Article; The New York Post (09-08-2018)

Pipeline firm found guilty of criminal charges in Santa Barbara oil spill; The Los Angeles Time (09-08-2018)

Corrosion outside oil pipeline caused crude spill on the Santa Barbara coast last year; US News & World Reports (02-18-2016)

Company Responsible for Santa Barbara County Oil Spill Had Numerous Safety, Maintenance Infractions: Report, The Los Angeles Times (05-21-2015)
Pains 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…

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