Pipeline That Spilled Oil on California Coast Badly Corroded

Pipeline That Spilled Oil on California Coast Badly Corroded

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Refugio Beach, oil along the coastline. Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care.

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A pipeline rupture that spilled an estimated 101,000 gallons of crude oil near Santa Barbara last month occurred along a badly corroded section that had worn away to a fraction of an inch in thickness, federal regulators disclosed Wednesday…

Read Full Article, ABC News

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…

State of Emergency Declared for Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara Coast, NBC News (05-21-2015)

When You Drill, You Spill; Huffington Green (05-27-2015)
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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