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

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


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…