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Pipeline firm documents reveal chaos after Santa Barbara County spill

Chaos and delay marked the initial hours after a pipeline burst last month along the Santa Barbara County coast, sending thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. A timeline that Plains All American Pipeline provided to lawmakers was released Wednesday and details the company’s struggle to report the spill to federal regulators in the hours after the leak ...

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As Santa Barbara oil spill cleanup continues, damage still being assessed

Environmental specialists on land and in boats worked along a picturesque stretch of shoreline north of Santa Barbara this morning to clean a portion of the Pacific Ocean fouled by thousands of gallons of oil from a broken pipeline. The 24-inch pipe owned by Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline ruptured about noon Monday, and 21,000 gallons flowed into the sea ...

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