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When You Drill, You Spill.

The Santa Barbara County spill, one of the largest in California history, reiterates what we already know: We can’t extract oil and transport it without putting our beaches, wildlife, and coastal communities at risk. The sad fact is, when you drill, you spill.

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California Oil Spill Company Under Local, State and Federal Investigation

News, Pollution
May
23

Federal officials are investigating the company at the center of the Santa Barbara oil spill, which has left more than 11 miles of coastline covered with an oil slick…

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U.S. Oil Platform on Fire in Gulf of Mexico

News, Pollution
May
22

A small offshore oil platform caught fire in shallow water near the coast of Louisiana on Friday and a sheen was seen in the sea after workers were evacuated, officials said.

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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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