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Analysis Forecasts Derailment Every Other Year If Oil Train Terminal Is Built

A proposal to build the largest oil train terminal in the Pacific Northwest could result in a derailment every two years and an oil spill from a derailment once every 12, according to a draft analysis by a Washington state agency.

November 30, 2015

Senators Call Santa Barbara Oil Spill Response ‘Insufficient’

“We need answers about why this happened, why the response was insufficient and what can be done to prevent another tragic spill like this from happening in the future.”

May 29, 2015
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Santa Barbara County Oil Cleanup Continues; Pipeline May Be Dug Up Soon

More than 650 workers and 17 boats worked Saturday to clean up the black sheen, so far collecting 9,492 gallons of oily water mixture and 1,250 cubic yards of oily soil.

May 24, 2015

Officials Assess Damage From Oil Spill On California Coast

Dozens of workers in white jumpsuits were on the beach removing oil from fouled beaches after a 21,000-gallon oil spill on the Santa Barbara County coast.

May 20, 2015

BP Trial’s Last Phase Begins, Will Determine Penalty For 2010 Oil Spill

The “most complex court case in modern history” is nearing a conclusion.

January 21, 2015

Halliburton Agrees To $1.1 Billion Settlement In 2010 Gulf Spill

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times Halliburton has agreed to a $1.1 billion settlement stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and killed 11 people, attorneys for the company and plaintiffs said Tuesday. The settlement seeks to put to […]

September 3, 2014

Report: ‘Blow-Out Preventer’ That Led To Deepwater Horizon Disaster Still Commonly Used

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Design problems with a blow-out prevention system contributed to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued Thursday by the federal Chemical Safety and […]

June 6, 2014

Photo Of The Day — March 28

Crews clean up an oil spill along Lake Michigan from the BP Whiting refinery in Whiting, Ind., on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

March 28, 2014

Oil Spilled In Gulf Of Mexico Causes Heart Problems In Developing Tuna

By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — There’s more bad news about the effects of oil spills on warm-water predators, including Atlantic bluefin tuna, already one of the most threatened fish in the seas. Oil spills such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may cause serious heart defects […]

March 24, 2014

Barge Spills Oil Near Texas Wildlife Sanctuary

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay, blocking the Houston ship channel and threatening some birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said. U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil may have spilled. Michael Lambert, spokesman for Galveston County […]

March 23, 2014