Oil spill

California oil line fixed after thousands of gallons spill

TRACY — Crews have repaired an oil pipeline that broke days ago…

 

In this May 21, 2015, file photo, an oil-covered bird flaps its wings amid at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Company charged for oil spill that fouled California beaches

LOS ANGELES — A Texas pipeline company that spilled more than 140,000…

 

In this April 21, 2010, file photo, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill

NEW ORLEANS — Trying to close the books on the worst offshore…

 

In this May 21, 2015 photo, a bird covered in oil flaps its wings at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)

Congress probing California oil spill that blackened beaches

LOS ANGELES — A congressional committee has opened a probe into a…

In this May 21, 2015 photo, a bird covered in oil flaps its wings at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
In this May 21, 2015 file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Pipeline firm couldn’t reach staff at California spill site

LOS ANGELES — As thousands of gallons of crude oil from a…

In this May 21, 2015 file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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Test of ruptured oil pipe failed to detect major corrosion

Two weeks before an oil pipeline rupture spilled over 100,000 gallons of…

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Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via APIn this Saturday

Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section…

Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via APIn this Saturday
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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a…

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AP Photo/Michael A. MariantCrews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach

Oil slicks off California span 9 miles; up to 105,000 gallons leaked

An oil spill that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic…

AP Photo/Michael A. MariantCrews from Patriot Environmental Services collect oil-covered seaweed and sand from the shoreline at Refugio State Beach
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Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that…

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Safety board faults key device in BP oil spill

A federal board investigation into the 2010 BP oil spill concludes that…

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AP Photo/Nick UtCrews sop up the remains of about 10

10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil…

AP Photo/Nick UtCrews sop up the remains of about 10
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BP accused of lying to government during Gulf oil spill

BP lied to the U.S. government and withheld information about the amount…

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Sinking tug boat causes oil spill in San Francisco Bay near Richmond

A decommissioned Navy tug boat that is sinking near Richmond has caused…

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About $2.1 million of the $44 million settlement from the Cosco Busan oil spill will come to San Francisco. (AP file photo)About $2.1 million of the $44 million settlement from the Cosco Busan oil spill will come to San Francisco. Click on this image to see a breakdown of where the rest of the money is headed. (AP file photo)

$44 million settlement reached in 2007 San Francisco Bay oil spill

Four years after a container ship sideswiped the Bay Bridge, ripping open…

About $2.1 million of the $44 million settlement from the Cosco Busan oil spill will come to San Francisco. (AP file photo)About $2.1 million of the $44 million settlement from the Cosco Busan oil spill will come to San Francisco. Click on this image to see a breakdown of where the rest of the money is headed. (AP file photo)

Blasted: Coast Guard castigates Transocean’s Gulf oil spill failures

WHAT: A new Coast Guard report blasted Transocean for the major role…

Spree: Gulf Coast officials spent wildly with BP cleanup funds

WHAT: BP paid state and local governments more than $754 million in…

Coast Guard accuses White House of hindering oil spill response

A new Coast Guard report accused the White House and the Department…

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Fuel leak in San Francisco Bay being assessed after barge runs aground

The U.S. Coast Guard is assessing a fuel leak in San Francisco…

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Feds push back in flap over blowout preventer test

Federal investigators are pushing back against criticism they aren't doing enough to…