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Company Responsible for Santa Barbara County Oil Spill Had Numerous Safety, Maintenance Infractions: Report

News, Pollution
May
21

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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State of Emergency Declared for Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Coast

News, Pollution
May
21

The length grew from 4 miles to 9 overnight, an amount that was “more than we anticipated last night,” U.S Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams said.

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Wildlife, Pristine Beaches Focus of ‘Aggressive’ Oil Spill Cleanup

News, Pollution
May
21

A thick, black, greasy, 9-square-mile oil slick now snakes along what was the pristine coastline of Refugio State Beach.

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Refugio State Beach Oil Spill: Dramatic Images, Massive Cleanup Underway

News, Pollution
May
20

A massive cleanup job is getting underway Wednesday at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, CA, where a ruptured pipeline spewed oil into the ocean.

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Oil Pipeline Spills About 21K Gallons off California Coast

News, Pollution
May
19

An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil dumped into the ocean from a broken pipeline just off the central California coast before it was shut off on Tuesday, creating a spill stretching about 4 miles along the beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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Fossil Fuels Subsidised by $10m a Minute, Says IMF

Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels.

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Oil Spill In Vancouver Would Coat Beaches Within Hours: Analysis

News, Pollution
May
15

An analysis of the impact on Vancouver’s inlets and beaches in the event of a major oil spill contends the shoreline would be coated in crude within hours.

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Decade-Old Gulf Oil Spill Could Last 100 Years

News, Pollution
May
15

A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.

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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Following Greenpeace Campaign

Inform, Pollution
May
15

Lego -the world’s biggest toy maker – said the company will not renew its marketing contract with Shell after coming under sustained pressure from Greenpeace to end a partnership that dates to the 1960s.

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